Renault e.dams have re-signed driver pairing Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Prost for the third season of the FIA Formula E championship.

In the build-up to the Berlin ePrix Buemi and Prost Renault has confirmed the pair will stay with the French manufacturer to extend their working relationship to three consecutive seasons. Buemi, who narrowly missed out on the inaugural Formula E world championship to Nelson Piquet Jr last year, is locked in a tight battle for the title this season with Lucas di Grassi.

Renault e.dams team manager Alain Prost, father of Nicolas, feels the driver combination is one of the strongest on the Formula E grid and is keep to maintain the squad's momentum aiming for the drivers' and team's world titles.

"There are some decisions that are hard to make and others that are logical, and this is definitely the latter," Prost senior said. "S?b has shown his speed time and time again with two wins so far this year and is fighting for the championship for the second season in a row. Nico has demonstrated consistency and has achieved a string of strong results.

"We can build on this and look forward to a solid end to the year and an even more successful third season together."

Buemi, who also competes for the LMP1 Toyota squad in the World Endurance Championship, is thrilled to have his future settle early and concentrate on clawing back the 11-point advantage di Grassi holds over him heading into the Berlin ePrix this weekend.

"Knowing I will be in the Renault e.dams car next year is a definite boost at this point in the year," Buemi said. "I'm totally focussed on winning the title this season and knowing that I will be around to potentially defend it is very motivating.

"We've got a good thing going: the team has gelled well together, we have strong solid support from Renault and Nico and I are very complementary. Keeping this going as the championship grows is a real positive for the team."

Nicolas Prost reiterated his team-mates comments and is keen to keep the rate of development up into the 2016-17 season.

"Renault e.dams is definitely amongst the top Formula E teams, no question," Prost Jnr said. "The technical commitment from Renault e.dams works extremely well and we have one of the quickest cars in the field, if not the quickest. I'm sure we will carry the momentum forward into the next season so I'm really pleased to be able to continue with the team for a third year."

 

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