Alain Prost says the Renault e.Dams team cannot afford to let its momentum dip following another dominant Formula E win by Sebastien Buemi in the Punta del Este ePrix.

Despite a mistake in qualifying leaving him fifth on the grid, Buemi took just eight laps around the Uruguayan street circuit to climb into the lead, at times lapping upwards of one second per lap faster than the competition.

Though a late safety car period would slash his advantage again, Buemi simply forged clear at the restart to comfortably secure his second win of the season, a result that sees him move back to the top of the standings.

Indeed, on a largely dominant weekend for the Renault-backed e.Dams outfit, the French firm has firmly established itself as the team to beat this season on pure pace alone.

However, manager Prost has warned against the team becoming too complacent having suffered its share of technical issues too.

"We certainly have a good car, and we made some good choices in Uruguay, but I think it's clear that it doesn't always come easy," he said. "A failure for Nico in Beijing, as well as the issues we encountered in Putrajaya proves that we still have work to do and cannot get complacent.

"It's also so important that there is competition within the championship; there should be two or three teams fighting at the top. Our win in Punta del Este puts us in front, but only just, so continuing that momentum over the course of the season is going to be a big challenge."

Following his wins in Uruguay and China, Buemi leads ABT Audi Sport's Lucas di Grassi by a single point, with third place Jerome d'Ambrosio already 34 points adrift.

 

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