by TF1T Staff  |    |   0  |  24 October 2013

Prost joins Formula E with new e.dams team

Formula E has announced that a fifth team has been confirmed for the inaugural 2014 season, with four-time Formula 1 champion Alain Prost teaming up with Jean-Paul Driot to form team e.dams.

Driot is the founder of leading GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5 outfit Dams. The new team uses the same name with an 'e' to represent the electric aspect of the new racing series.

Prost and Driot were joined by FIA president Jean Todt and Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag in Paris on Thursday to unveil the new team which joins Andretti Autosport, Dragon Racing, Drayson Racing and China Racing.

Speaking at the launch, Prost said he was pleased to be at the forefront of motorsport's future.

"I am very happy to be a part of the Formula E adventure. Being able to actively participate in the development of this new technology, which is 100% electric is extremely motivating," he said.

"As we've seen in other championships, 2014 will see a move towards more sustainable racing, proving more than ever that motorsport is the benchmark for the future."

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