Newly titled e.dams Renault has confirmed that Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Prost will join the team for the inaugural season of the FIA Formula E Championship.
The French team announced that Renault, also a Founding Technical Partner to the series, would become its title sponsor, renaming the team e.dams Renault. The new driver line-up sees the return of a ‘Prost vs Senna’ battle following Mahindra Racing’s signing of Bruno Senna, nephew of the great Ayrton.
|Alain Prost, Sebastien Buemi, Jean-Paul Driot, Patrice Ratti and Nicolas Prost. (Photo: e.dams Renault)|
Alain Prost, co-owner of e.dams-Renault and ambassador for the Renault brand, said: “Jean-Paul Driot and I are delighted to be associated with Renault in this new adventure. The choice of Renault as a major partner was a natural step because of the exceptional record it has carved out in motorsport, as well as its unique expertise in the field of electric vehicles. Personally, I am thrilled by the idea of working with Renault on such an ambitious project again and by the prospect of writing a new chapter of our association.
“We are actively preparing for the first races of the season. This week’s test at Donington Park is the next step in that process and it will be followed by a busy summer in order to be ready and competitive for the first ePrix in Beijing, on September 13. It’s an enormous challenge because this championship is completely new, both in terms of the technology it features and also the race formats. These are very exciting times.”
Patrice Ratti, President of Renault Sport, said: “This partnership with e.dams-Renault will allow Renault Sport to have an even closer involvement with the FIA Formula E Championship. The series will be unique and takes motorsport into a new age. Renault is proud to be playing a part in the adventure which stands out as a new challenge. We know Alain and Jean-Paul very well and their experience and record make them high-quality partners. Our involvement with e.dams-Renault will play a core role in our participation and in our Formula E development work.”