Alain Prost: “They reaped the reward they deserved”


Another excellent weekend for the E.Dams-Renault saw them add another victory to their collection, with Sebastien Buemi becoming the first repeat winner of the season, as well as the first driver to win from pole. The result helps the team move to 45 points ahead of nearest rivals Virgin Racing.

Co-Owner Alain Prost commented saying; “Victory was our main objective for many reasons: for the championship, for the prestige and also because it was the first round in Europe, among others.”

He went on to praise their performance “The whole team did a remarkable job and they reaped the reward they deserved.

“Now, over and above the pleasure and the pride for us and for Renault, we have to keep our feet on the ground because nobody has pulled out a really decisive advantage over the others.”

Prost went on to say, “There’ll be a no-holds-barred battle for the drivers’ title between the four who’ve pulled away, including Nicolas and Sébastien.”

The team’s other co-owner Jean-Paul Driot summed up what it meant for them; “Winning in Monaco is always an immense pleasure. It was very important to win this race as much for Renault as for us as we’re not far from France, and also because we didn’t make a great start to this inaugural electric championship.”

While victor Buemi said “Obviously I’m over the moon at triumphing in the first Monaco ePrixA big thanks to all the guys in the team as once again they were quite simply fantastic! We’ll see what we can do in Berlin; we know that if we don’t make any mistakes we can win almost everywhere.”

Nicolas Prost however; was a little more disappointed: “I didn’t have a great qualifying session and I knew that it was going to be a tough race from sixth place on the grid. The start was a bit hectic but overall the race went off well. My problem came from the fact that I was using too much energy on the first run, and I wasn’t able to compensate on the second.”