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Prost Claims Maiden Formula E Win in Miami

Nico Prost claims victory in Saturday’s Formula E race in Miami…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Nico Prost became the fifth different winner in as many Formula E races, as the FIA World Endurance Championship regular claimed victory in Saturday’s Miami ePrix.

Prost passed Daniel Abt on the second-to-final lap to snatch a dramatic win for the e.Dams Renault squad and take over the points lead in the highly competitive championship.

Remarkably, the Frenchman became the fourth different FIA WEC driver to have won in the electric open-wheel series, joining Lucas di Grassi (Audi), Sam Bird (G-Drive) and reigning World Champion Sebastien Buemi (Toyota).

For Prost, it marked his third consecutive major victory on U.S. soil, following overall wins at Petit Le Mans with Rebellion Racing in 2012-13. He’s also racked up numerous class victories in the LMP1 privateer class of the FIA WEC since.

“Winning Petit Le Mans twice was one of my greatest achievements,” Prost said. “I love racing in America. Sebring and Petit Le Mans are for me the two best races in sports car racing. And to win here is like winning at home. I lived for three years in America. I really love it here. I’m so happy to win this race.

“It’s a different feeling. When you win Petit Le Mans, you have teammates… It’s always nice to share it. But when you win it for you alone, it’s not bad either. I’m really enjoying the moment.”

Prost will return to the FIA WEC this year with Rebellion Racing, which is expected to begin from the second round of the season at Spa-Francorchamps due to a late switch from Toyota to AER power for its Rebellion R-One LMP1 car.

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John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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