Di Grassi vs Buemi: Crunching the numbers

Photo: Shivraj Gohil / Spacesuit Media

Want to know how today’s Formula E championship can be settled in Montreal? Look no further: we’ve crunched the numbers and worked out all the permutations for Lucas di Grassi or Sebastien Buemi to claim the season three crown.

DI GRASSI IS CHAMPION IF:

  • He finishes P5 or higher, regardless of where Buemi finishes.
  • He finishes P6, P7, P8 or P9 and Buemi does not win the race and set the fastest lap.
  • He finishes P10 and Buemi does not finish second and set the fastest lap.
  • Buemi fails to finish inside the top two.

BUEMI IS CHAMPION IF:

  • He wins the race and di Grassi finishes P7 or lower without setting the fastest lap.
  • He finishes P2 and di Grassi fails to score any points.

The battle between di Grassi and Buemi is not the only points battle going down to the wire, though. Renault e.dams and ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport will fight for the teams’ title, and by starting at opposite ends of the grid, there is plenty to play for.

Photo: Shivraj Gohil / Spacesuit Media

TEAMS’ CHAMPIONSHIP PERMUTATIONS

  • Renault e.dams will win the teams’ title if it scores 15 points in the race, regardless of where the ABT cars finish.
  • ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport will win the teams’ if it outscores Renault e.dams by 35 points, equivalent of its drivers finishing P1 and P5 and the Renault cars not scoring.

Finally, there is the race for third in the drivers’ championship between Sam Bird and Felix Rosenqvist, the pair separated by a single point after Rosenqvist took pole in qualifying.

BIRD VS. ROSENQVIST PERMUTATIONS

  • Rosenqvist has to beat Bird in the race and finish P8 or higher in order to stand a chance of going ahead in the championship.
  • However, if Rosenqvist is P9 and Bird is P10, Bird will finish third for having more race wins.
  • Jean-Eric Vergne could nab third from both of them, but must win and see Bird and Rosenqvist finish no higher than P7, or take second plus the fastest lap and neither driver score.

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