"I’m delighted to be remaining with Renault e.dams for this year’s FIA Formula E Championship. It’s important to stay in the same team for the sake of continuity. Everyone knows each other well and it’s much easier to work with the same guys and in the same environment. It’ll be exciting to see what we can achieve this year, especially with the new powertrain from Renault.”
Coming from a family deeply entwined with Formula E’s founding, it’s no surprise that Nico Prost excelled in his first year in the series picking up the first pole position in Formula E. Securing his solitary win in Miami after an incident-packed race ending with an intense battle with Scott Speed, Prost showed his capabilities in the car and took the lead of the championship. Unfortunately, his team-mate Sebastien Buemi outshone the Frenchman picking up a bigger haul of points in the second half of the season. Prost’s consistency ensured that e.dams Renault won the inaugural teams’ title.
Son of the four-time Formula 1 world champion and Renault e.dams co-founder Alain Prost, Nico Prost carries a lot of expectation on his shoulders. The Frenchman didn’t start competing in motorsport until relatively late as he was originally a keen golfer. Despite winning tournaments as a student at Columbia University, Prost turned his attention to racing as he joined Formula Campus.
In 2006, he moved to Spanish Formula 3 with Racing Engineering. The following season Prost remained in Formula 3 with Campos Racing eventually ending the year third in the standings. He also competed as the rookie driver for Team France in A1GP, as well as receiving his first outing at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
In 2008 he joined the Red Bull Racing in the Euroseries 3000 Championship and won at the first time of asking, picking up one win and seven podiums on his way to the title. Ready for a new challenge, Prost entered the LMP1 category at the Le Mans 24 Hours with Speedy Racing Team Sebah. After three years with the team, he joined Rebellion Racing for the 80th edition of the race.
Prost also has experience in Formula 1 where he was appointed as a test driver for the Lotus F1 team where he competed in a number of test sessions and straight line tests.
Formula E wasn’t the first electric car Prost has competed in though, winning the 2009/2010 Andros Championship in the electric category, winning five races and appearing on the podium 18 times.