Renault e.dams has announced that its championship-winning duo of Sebastien Buemi and Nico Prost will stay with the team into season five.
Reigning drivers’ champion Buemi and Prost have been a part of the French squad since the beginning of Formula E and have amassed a total of 14 wins between them, as well as bringing Renault e.dams the constructors’ crown in seasons one and two.
In season three, Buemi holds his championship advantage going into the double-header Berlin ePrix, while Prost sits third in the standings.
Team co-owner Alain Prost believes the continued driver line up will be beneficial to the team, especially with the major overhaul of the regulations coming up for season five.
“We have a strong pair of drivers that have proven highly successful to date,” said the four-time Formula 1 world champion. “Therefore, 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 5.
“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. I am also pleased to have the full support from Renault with this decision.”
Both of the drivers were positive about their new contracts, with Buemi finding no fault with the team that gave him his maiden Formula E title last season while Prost alluded to the familiarity within the team that has been together since the first ever test at Donington Park.
“I am very pleased to continue the adventure,” said Buemi. “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.”
Prost added: “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.”
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