Di Grassi: History won’t care if title is won through WEC clash

New York ePrix – Lucas di Grassi says history would not care if he won the Formula E title against Sebastien Buemi through the clash with the World Endurance Championship.

The unfortunate clash with the 6 Hours of Nurburgring means championship leader Buemi will miss both New York races this weekend, costing the Swiss driver a potential 58 points.

“To be honest when you win it, you win,” di Grassi said, “The history books don’t really care if you won because of this or that. They just take the result in the end.

“We’ve seen much of that in F1, so many stories of drivers missing races, here and there, in IndyCar, WEC. Formula E is no different. The one who wins, wins and that’s it.”

Buemi currently has a 32-point lead over di Grassi having won six out of eight races, but di Grassi is adamant he is not thinking about what happens to Buemi:

“What Seb does or does not is not really my concern. He has priorities, I have to focus on myself and try to get as many points as possible.

“I’ve been relatively lucky in some races, unlucky in some others. So I’m just trying to follow my own thing, do the same strategy I used in the other two seasons; getting the most points possible, being very consistent which in Formula E is very difficult.”

Buemi will return for the championship finale, which is another double header round in Montreal.

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Chris Stevens

Chris is a member of the Autosport Academy and has been writing about motorsport professionally since 2015. He has been one of the top Formula E journalists since he went to Donington Park for pre-season testing a week after picking up his A-Level results.

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