Published on May 23rd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Buemi and Prost Confirmed as Renault e.dams’ Formula E Driver for 2016-2017
Sébastien and Nicolas will continue their successful partnership for a third consecutive season. So far the duo has scored six wins and aided Renault e.dams to the inaugural 2014-15 Teams’ title. Sébastien is currently second in the Drivers’ championship, just 11 points behind the leader, while Nico is sixth. Renault e.dams is leading the Teams’ championship with an advantage of seven points.
The driver announcement completes Renault e.dams’ long-term vision. Renault and e.dams finalised terms earlier this year to continue their partnership to create a stable platform going forward and enable Renault to realise its technical and marketing objectives around the growing electric vehicle market.
Sébastien Buemi, ‘Knowing I will be in the Renault e.dams car next year is a definite boost at this point in the year. I’m totally focussed on winning the title this season and knowing that I will be around to potentially defend it is very motivating.’
Nico Prost, ‘Renault e.dams is definitely amongst the top Formula E teams, no question. The technical commitment from Renault e.dams works extremely well and we have one of the quickest cars in the field, if not the quickest.’
Renault e.dams enjoyed a superb FIA Formula E Berlin ePrix during the weekend with an emphatic victory from Sébastien Buemi and a strong fourth position from Nico Prost to give an extended lead over their nearest rivals in the Teams’ championship.