2014/2015 FIA Formula E Championship. Berlin ePrix, Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Germany. Saturday 23 May 2015 Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT/Formula E ref: Digital Image _FER0354

Nelson Piquet Jr insists it’s business as usual this weekend as he look’s to claim his first Championship in 11 years.

The 29 year-old last claimed a championship victory in 2004 when he won the now defunct British F3 series.

Piquet, who has since raced in WEC, F1, Nascar, and Global Rally Cross has a 17 point advantage going into this weekend but insists his approach won’t change.

“We have to approach this race just like any other race, we have done the same preparation, same simulations, same hard work as for all the other races” said Piquet.

“Everybody is under pressure, one notices that in the team, from mechanics to engineers and staff, everybody. It is normal but we just have to stick with what we have done in all the other races and we will be fine”

The Nextev TCR driver who has claimed two victories this year believes the two-day weekend, the first in Formula E’s short history won’t change their approach.

“We will take the event day by day, first focus on the Saturday like any other Saturday and approach Sunday as a complete new race” instead Piquet.

The Brazilian did admit the championship is firmly on his mind though, “Winning this first FIA Formula E Championship is very important to us, it was a long time ago since I won my last Championship”.

Charlie Price – charlie@sportscarglobal.com