28 Jul 17

Buemi: it’s just another race

Defending Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi is not thinking about how to win the title ahead of this weekend’s Hydro-Quebec Montreal ePrix decider.

The Renault e.dams star has a 10 point lead in the championship and could potential wrap up the title tomorrow if results go his way.

However, he’s trying to focus on just maximising his performance rather than set himself targets.

“I try to prepare as normal not try to use energy thinking about my performance in the race,” he says. “I try to look at it like the other race. We know that when we get things right we are normally up there in performance so my main objective is just to try to achieve that.

“In Monaco we were very similar, or in the race Abt was maybe better than us. In Paris we were good, in Berlin we were not so good and New York is hard to say. The track looks good, I think it looks just for Formula E in general, there are good opportunities to overtake, it’s not too long, it’s not too short, it’s quite wide so it’s difficult to say whether it favours us or not. If you look at the qualifying in New York with the top 18 drivers in less than a second it’s very hard to judge.”

Buemi has seen his championship lead reduced to just 10 points after missing the last two races in New York, but if he wins tomorrow, anything lower than a fourth place finish for di Grassi (or third if Buemi bags the Julius Baer Pole Position points) and the title is his.

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