Through its commitment with this French team, Renault is moving further into this new discipline, which is shaping “the new face of motorsports” said Patrick Ratti, CEO of Renaut Sport today.
Based on a one-day format, with highly innovative technologies and on- and off- track entertainment, the Formula E championship promises plenty of thrills for motor racing enthusiasts.
Make a date for September 13 and the Beijing Grand Prix to watch the performance of our two drivers, Nicolas Prost and Sébastien Buemi, at the wheel of their new all-electric cars!
Discover our pilots!
Nicolas Prost was born on August 18, 1981, in Saint-Chamond, France, and made his racing debut in the 2003 Formula Campus championship. He moved up to Formula Renault 2.0 and 3.5 before trying his hand in Spanish Formula 3 and the Euroseries 3000. Since 2009, he has shared his time between endurance racing (Le Mans Series, Le Mans 24 Hours) and the Trophée Andros ice-racing series. In 2013, he was named test driver for Lotus F1 Team.
2013: FIA World Endurance Championship (1st, Petit Le Mans, ALMS)
2013: Development driver for Lotus F1 Team
2012: FIA World Endurance Championship (1st, Petit Le Mans / 1st in the Teams championship)
2011: 1st, Trophée Andros / 3rd, Le Mans Series / 6th, Le Mans 24 Hours
2010: 1st, Trophée Andros, P1 / 5th, Le Mans Series / FIA GT1 World Championship
2009: 5th, A1 Grand Prix (Teams) / 5th, Le Mans Series / 12th, Le Mans 24 Hours
2008: 1st, Euroseries 3000
2007: 3rd, Spanish Formula 3 / 5th, Le Mans 24 Hours
2006: 4th, Spanish Formula 3
2005: 10th, French Formula Renault 2.0 Championship
Sébastien Olivier Buemi was born in Aigle, in Switzerland’s Vaud region, on October 31, 1988. He made his Formula 1 debut in 2009 with Toro Rosso. The two points he collected in the 2009 Australian Grand Prix made him the fourth-youngest driver to score points in the Formula 1 World Championship.
2013/2014: FIA World Endurance Championship with Toyota Racing
2012: Formula 1 with Red Bull Racing (third driver)
2009/2011: Formula 1 with Toro Rosso
2008: 2nd, Asian GP2 Series, 6th, GP2 Series, Formula 1 test driver for Red Bull Racing.
2006/2007: 12th, then 2nd, Formula 3 Euro Series
2004/2005: BMW ADAC Championship
2002: 1st, Swiss Junior Championship
2001: 2nd, Swiss Junior Championship / 1st, Bridgestone Cup Junior
2000: 1st, Swiss Super Mini Championship, KIA Cup class Junior (four wins from four rounds)
1998/1999: 1st, Swiss Mini Championship
1997: Swiss Karting Championships (four races)
The first day of the Formula E pre-season test on Thursday, July 3, at Donington, Great Britain, saw times tumble in the course of the afternoon. At the end of the day, the timesheet was topped by Sébastien Buemi (e-dams Renault ) who posted a time of 1m35.475s to go clear of Lucas di Grassi (Audi Abt, +0.537s) and Sam Bird (Virgin Racing, +0.895s).