Nicolas Prost will leave the Renault e.dams Formula E operation following the Season 4 finale in New York next month ahead of the team's Nissan rebrand.

Prost has raced with Renault e.dams since the inaugural Formula E race in Beijing in 2014, which he came close to winning before a spectacular last-corner clash with Nick Heidfeld.

Prost went on to claim three Formula E race victories and help Renault in winning each of the first three teams' championships, but has struggled so far this season, finishing no higher than eighth and scoring just seven points. By comparison, teammate Sebastien Buemi has 95 points to his name, including three podium finishes.



Despite his existing contract running until the end of the 2018/19 season, when the Renault operation will run under the Nissan brand, Prost will make an early exit, as confirmed by the team on Tuesday.

"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," Prost said.

"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 boss Jean-Paul Driot added: "Nicolas has been one of the pillars at Renault e.dams since its creation. With Sebastien 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 4 and at the dawn of a new chapter in the history of Formula E.

"We all wish Nicolas great success in his future endeavours."


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