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Prost to leave Renault at end of season

Nico Prost will leave Renault e.dams at the end of the season following four years with the French squad, which is due to become Nissan in season five.

Prost joined Renault e.dams for the inaugural season of Formula E and found pace immediately as he lined up on pole for the first ever E-Prix in Beijing. His maiden series victory came in Miami later that year.

He added two further victories to his tally, both coming at London in season two, and is one of only six drivers to have competed in every E-Prix in history.

The Frenchman was highly thankful for his time with Renault and is looking forward to announcing his future plans.

“I am not only happy to have been with Renault e.dams these past four seasons, I am also thrilled to have been present at the very beginning of one of the most innovative motor racing championships of all time,” said Prost.

“There are so many great memories, like my three race wins and the three Team titles. Of course, I regret season 4 hasn’t gone as well and we believe that it is best that we go our separate ways. I wish e.dams all the luck in the world and I am busy working on my new programme that I hope to announce soon.”

Renault e.dams team owener Jean-Paul Driot paid tribute to his driver of four years.

“Nico has been one of the pillars at Renault e.dams since its creation. With Sébastien Buemi, they formed a complementary duo of drivers and both have been very involved in the collective performance.

“We have had some great times together, especially the three team titles that have rewarded the efforts of both of them. The time has come to turn the page, after an often frustrating season four and at the dawn of a new chapter in the history of Formula E. We all wish Nico great success in his future endeavours.”

It is understood that Prost has already been in discussion with several teams over a seat in season five.

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