Son of four-time world champion Alain, who is co-founder of the e.dams team, Nicolas Prost showed last season that he was not just in the team because of his name. He took pole position for the first ever ePrix in Beijing, won on the streets of Miami, and was the only driver to score points on all eleven race days. However, a lack of consistency – and his much-talked about collision with Nick Heidfeld at the end of that Beijing race – prevented Prost from challenging for the title, which he will hope to rectify this year.
Despite his heritage, Nicolas Prost started racing later than almost all of his peers, at the age of 22 in Formula Campus France. In the early years of his car racing career, he would make up for lost time – competing in a diverse range of championships including Formula Renault 3.5, Formula Renault 2.0, French GT and Spanish Formula 3.
After 3rd in Spanish F3 in 2007, he would take the Euroseries 3000 championship the following year, while in 2009 he joined Speedy Racing – now Rebellion Racing – in the Le Mans Series. He has stayed with the team ever since, and is now team-mates with fellow Formula E racers Nick Heidfeld and Daniel Abt in the WEC. Prost is also a two-time Andros Trophy Électrique ice-racing champion.