Renault retains drivers for S3

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Sebastien Buemi and Nico Prost will race for Renault e.dams again in season three.

Buemi and Prost have raced with the French team from the very beginning of Formula E. In season one their partnership was one of the strongest on the grid, with both drivers taking victories.

In season two, Buemi remains in the fight for the drivers’ championship despite some glaring mistakes while Prost has struggled to match the at-times blistering form of his team mate, scoring just a single podium finish. Nevertheless, Renault has opted to stick with both drivers, giving us the second confirmed line-up for season three following ABT Schaeffler’s announcement earlier in the day.

“There are some decisions that are hard to make and others that are logical, and this is definitely the latter,” senior team manager Alain Prost said in a press release. “Seb has shown his speed time and time again with two wins so far this year and is fighting for the championship for the second season in a row. Nico has demonstrated consistency and has achieved a string of strong results. We can build on this and look forward to a solid end to the year and an even more successful third season together.”

“Knowing I will be in the Renault e.dams car next year is a definite boost at this point in the year,” championship contender Buemi added. “I’m totally focused on winning the title this season and knowing that I will be around to potentially defend it is very motivating. We’ve got a good thing going: the team has gelled well together, we have strong solid support from Renault and Nico and I are very complementary. Keeping this going as the championship grows is a real positive for the team.”

“Renault e.dams is definitely amongst the top Formula E teams, no question,” Prost said. “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. I’m sure we will carry the momentum forward into the next season so I’m really pleased to be able to continue with the team for a third year.”

Luke Smith

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