After a successful first season the E.Dams-Renault Formula E team managed to claim the constructors championship with one race in hand. After both London ePrix‘s the team finished the season with 232 points, 61 more than Dragon Racing.
The team had been poised to take the title coming into the weekend, with its fate being written after the first race on Saturday when their main title contender, Sebastien Buemi took his third win of the season. In doing so, Buemi becomes the first triple winner, after he was the first double winner for the Monaco ePrix.
Buemi commented, saying; “It’s been a marvellous day! For the team first of all, as the title is a reward for all their work and they fully deserve it. Then for me: everything went off like a dream, and I couldn’t really have hoped for more, except perhaps the fastest lap in the race. Now I’ll have to do a good job recuperating and keep my energy flowing for the final round.”
As it turned out, the Swiss driver, who had been the outside contender of the front three, only lost the title by a single point as he was held up by Bruno Senna in the closing stages. This was as a result of an unfortunate spin during the race which lost him time during the pit stops.
After the second race, co-owner, Alain Prost summed up the mood by saying that, “We’re very disappointed for Sébastien. I know exactly what it’s like to lose a title by a point, but you can pick yourself up and come back even stronger. In any case, bravo to our rivals.”
Alain Prost’s son, Nico Prost also competed for the team during the weekend. He managed to pick up only 7 points over the two days as the French driver struggled in the closing races of the season. Having started on pole for the opening race and coming close to winning, many expected Prost to be a closer title contender. However; he was content with the result he achieved.
While, Jean-Paul Driot, co-owner said that “E.dams-Renault has had a fantastic season in the first year of the Formula E championship with Sébastien and Nicolas Prost, crowned with the teams’ title. Renault’s support has been invaluable, and it will increase next season which, we hope, will be even more successful.”