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Formula E: Story of the 2016-17 season so far

By Matthew Knight, CNN

Updated 1410 GMT (2210 HKT) March 6, 2017
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Reigning world champion Sebastien Buemi has been unbeatable so far in season three of the Formula E World Championship. Handout/Getty Images Europe/Formula E via Getty Images
Hong Kong's towering skyline provided the backdrop to the race on the streets around the Central Harborfront. The pit lane featured a new name, with the Jaguar Racing team entering Formula E for the first time. Handout/Getty Images AsiaPac/Jaguar Racing via Getty Images
The race took place on October 9 in the shadow of the Two International Finance Center. Matt Knight/CNN
It was the first time Formula E had raced on the streets of Hong Kong Matt Knight/CNN
The Formula E eVillage in Hong Kong was popular with locals. Matt Knight/CNN
Nelson Piquet Jr. -- the 2015 Formula E world champion -- secured pole position in the opening race. But the Brazilian (seen here at the front of the pack) couldn't maintain his advantage. Handout/Getty Images AsiaPac/Formula E via Getty Images
Sebastien Buemi (center) took the checkered flag, to begin his 2016 title defense in style. ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport driver Lucas di Grassi (left) finished second with Mahindra Racing's Nick Heidfeld (right) taking the final podium spot. Handout/Getty Images AsiaPac/Formula E via Getty Images
From Asia to Africa. Formula E broke new ground in Morocco in November 2016 -- the Marrakech ePrix was the all-electric series' first race on the continent. © Spacesuit Media
Drivers line up track side ahead of the Marrakech ePrix. © Spacesuit Media
Techeetah driver Jean-Eric Vergne practices his e-gaming skills in the Marrakech eVillage. © Spacesuit Media
Lights out in Marrakech and it's Mahindra Racing rookie Felix Rosenqvist (center) who leads the way. © Spacesuit Media
Rosenqvist secured a superb pole in only his second race in Formula E but the Swede was eventually chased down by Buemi's Renault eDams. © Spacesuit Media
Buemi continued his 100% start to the season with victory in Marrakech. © Spacesuit Media
On to more familiar territory for Formula E in Argentina. Its capital was hosting its third ePrix in as many seasons. © Spacesuit Media
Home fans gave a rapturous reception to Argentina's three-time world touring car champion Jose Maria Lopez, who joined the DS Virgin Racing team for season three. AFP/Getty Images
The Puerto Madero Street Circuit is one of Formula E's wider street circuits -- offering plenty of chances to overtake. © Spacesuit Media
Di Grassi started on pole for the first time in his Formula E career, but the Brazilian's old adversary Buemi claimed the checkered flag in the South American race. AFP/Getty Images
Buemi celebrates victory on the podium in Buenos Aires with Jean-Eric Vergne (left) coming home second. Di Grassi (right) was third. The Swiss' third victory of the season meant he opened up a 29-point lead over di Grassi ahead of April's Mexico ePrix. © Spacesuit Media