Renault confirm Buemi and Prost until season five


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Renault e.dams have announced that Sebastien Buemi and Nico Prost will continue to drive for them until season five of the formula e championship.

The pair have driven for the French team since the inaugural season of the series, and have racked up eleven race wins between them.

However eight of those wins have come from Buemi, who has dominated this season while his team-mate has struggled.

With the Renault package clearly the most competitive on the grid the team would have their pick of drivers should they had chosen to look elsewhere.

And with Prost still without a podium to his name this season it was thought that his position could have been under threat.

But with the team working towards the changes coming in for season five, they chose to go for stability with their diver line-up.

Nico’s father, and co-owner of the team, Alain Prost said after the announcement, “It is very important for us to maintain stability in the team, given that we are already working on the development of the car for season five.

“The harmony between Sébastien and Nicolas, both on a personal and technical level, is also a very good gauge for success and we took this into account.

“These things combined contributes towards the achievement of the team and it was obvious to us that we wanted to remain in this direction.”

Although to seemingly dismiss any hint of favouritism towards his son, Prost also felt it important to state “I am also pleased to have the full support from Renault with this decision.”

Speaking about his extended contract, Buemi said he was happy to continue with a team that have provided him with the fastest car on the grid.

He said, “I am very pleased to continue the adventure. The team has done an amazing job and allowed me to have the best car on the grid. I could not ask for anything more.

“I look forward to continuing to fight hard and bringing home more victories to my team.”

Nico Prost meanwhile said that he was pleased to have his contract extended, “I am obviously delighted to continue with Renault e.dams for the next two years.

“Most people within the team have been here since the first test in Donington back in 2014. We all know each other well and get on great together.

“We will continue to work hard to finish this third season on a high and prepare to do even better in seasons 4 and 5. The level does not stop rising and we want to maintain to be the best. “