Renault e.dams has a dual objective for the final two Formula E races of season 2 in London. The French team is able to clinch the teams’ and drivers’ titles.
The team has a small cushion in the teams’ race, with an 11 point gap over ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport. The drivers’ title is even more hotly contested, with just one point separating Sébastien Buemi from title rival Lucas di Grassi.
Should Renault e.dams claim the titles it will be a second consecutive team win for the French squad, but a first for Sébastien, who missed out on the inaugural Formula E title last year by just one point.
“You never treat the last race as a normal weekend, particularly when you are fighting for the championship, but you have to concentrate on each session and each lap rather than thinking too far into the future,” said Senior Team Manager Alain Prost ahead of the weekend.
“The race for both titles is very close and maybe it will go down to the last lap – we have seen several times in Formula E that you cannot predict anything. When I was a driver it was always my aim to take the championship down to the last race every year, but as a team manager it’s a bit more stressful!”
Prost points out that the changeable weather condition can be an important factor to the race outcome. He added: “There are so many variables at each race, but particularly in London. It can be clear in the morning and wet in the afternoon, as happened last year. This can change how the car feels and your approach as a driver, so you need to adapt to the circumstances as they are at that particular moment.”
“We know that the two Abt drivers are very strong and the team has got better and better, but you have to consider that everyone is the competition. We need to focus on ourselves and do the best we can.”