Buemi not worried about Fanboost

Sebastien Buemi says he does not share Lucas di Grassi's concern that Fanboost issues could end up deciding the Formula E title.

Unlike Di Grassi, Buemi does not believe the championship's Fanboost voting system is influential enough.

The Renault e.dams driver currently holds a narrow one-point lead over di Grassi heading into this weekend's deciding double-header in London.

While Di Grassi fears the voting system can be manipulated, Buemi is confident it won't have a dramatic effect, as the rules have now been changed to prevent drivers from claiming three points for setting a fastest lap achieved by using Fanboost – as Nelson Piquet Jr did last season on his way to the title.

"It's less concerning not to have it," Buemi told Autosport. "I'm not going to blame it on Fanboost if I lose.

"Last year I clearly lost the championship with the Fanboost because you could score fastest lap with it, so I have lost it through that.

"I think it's a great idea but I'm not a big fan of how it's working.

"It's a lot less helpful than last year, it's less power and it stays on for less time.

"Last year you were certain to overtake but this year you're not sure.

"If it was like last year I would have been concerned very much, but now I don't really care."

Drivers have also expressed their concern over the championship's qualifying group system in London, a random draw that could potentially benefit certain drivers if they are placed in a group that goes out when the track is dryer – as happened in London last year.

Buemi said the rules had to be respected, and shouldn't be changed just because wet weather comes into play.

"You can't adapt the rules when you want," he said.

"If you start and it's wet, then it's s*** and you're going to be unlucky.

"You shouldn't change the regulations because what happens next year? Where is the line?

"If I'm in a wet qualifying and he's in the dry, I'll be p***** off but that's just luck.

"I was winning Le Mans and we lost it on the last lap. That's motorsport."

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