Nicolas Prost will take a 20-place grid penalty for Sunday’s Formula E season finale in Montreal after Renault e.dams was forced to change the battery and inverter on his car following a fire.
Prost’s car caught fire in the pit lane following yesterday’s opening leg of the Montreal ePrix, causing damage to his powertrain.
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As Renault e.dams has already used its joker for a powertrain change on Prost’s car earlier in the season, the Frenchman is subject to a grid drop for the changes.
Prost is therefore all-but-certain to start from the very back of the field in Montreal, acting as another blow to Renault in its chase for the teams’ championship.
Despite enjoying a 33-point lead over ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport in the standings, more pressure is now on title fighter Sebastien Buemi to ensure Renault gets over the line and secures a third straight crown.