Formula E championship contenders Sebastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi are both staying cool ahead of this weekend's season finale in Montreal despite their fiery history.

Buemi and di Grassi collided on the first lap of last year's title decider in Battersea Park, souring their rivalry.

Buemi went on to win the title by virtue of setting the fastest lap in one of the more farcical climaxes to a championship battle.

The pair head into this weekend's Montreal finale going toe-to-toe once again, with Buemi holding a 10 point lead.

The Swiss driver is back in action after missing the double-header in New York due to clashing commitments in the FIA World Endurance Championship, allowing di Grassi to cut the points gap.

"I had a lot of pressure before New York because I knew I was going to miss it, so I knew that if I wanted to have an opportunity to win the championship in Montreal, I needed to score as many points as possible," Buemi said.

"So now I'm a bit kind of relieved it's over and New York is behind. I still have good chances, so I try to focus on achieving the best car and the best setup and best job from my side."

Buemi stressed he is treating the race weekend just like any other, not wishing to get caught up in the war of words that appeared to be brewing with di Grassi earlier this week.

"I try to prepare like normal," Buemi said. "Of course it's the season final, of course you want to win, but I don't try to lose energy on things that don't really affect my performance in a good way. I try to look at it like the other races.

"We know when we get things right we are normally up there in terms of performance. My main objective is just to try to achieve that, and then we know in the race everything can happen. Looking forward to just a clean weekend from my side."

Having won just one race all season compared to Buemi's six, di Grassi is pleased to be in the title fight at all, and feels he has nothing to lose in Montreal.

"I'm very honoured to be here. I'm 10 points behind but I think one of the reasons I'm 10 points behind is because Seb didn't do New York, because this seasons it was different from last season, he won pretty much all of the races he did," di Grassi said.

"We definitely struggled more than season two in terms of getting good results, and the level of the whole field became stronger, much more competition on our side. We are the underdogs. We have very little to lose, but a lot to gain.

"We are 10 points behind so the pressure is not on me. I will do my best to take every chance and try to do a good race. Two races, it's still open, 58 points and we're going to try and score as much as we can."

 

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