Renault left Santiago satisfied with their performance but also felt that they had the car to win the race as they watched their customer team clinch their first ever one-two in Formula E history.
Sebastien Buemi finished the race in third place, but the Swiss driver bemoaned his start as the Swiss driver dropped two positions on a track that proved hard to overtake.
“I’m a bit disappointed as I think our car was good enough to do better,” explained Buemi. ” I lost two places at the start and then some more time during my car change as we didn’t want to risk an unsafe release.
“I’m pleased that I was able to fight off Rosenqvist in the closing laps. Unlike in Marrakech, he didn’t manage to get past! The fifteen points are important for the team and me. We’re now looking ahead to Mexico where we hope to do even better than here,” added Buemi.
“I got stuck behind Turvey”- Prost
Nicolas Prost fell victim to Santiago not being an easy place to overtake as the Frenchman got stuck behind Turvey which halted his progression through the field.
“We can draw a lot of positives from Santiago,” said Prost. “Our pace was excellent in all conditions, and it’s a big step forward compared to Marrakech. I made a small mistake in free practice two which is never ideal, but I managed to be in the mix in qualifying.
“In the race itself my overall speed was pretty good as I had to make my stop a lap earlier, and I lost precious time behind Turvey who was trundling along. Although everything didn’t work out as we’d hoped I’m feeling pretty positive. We’re moving forward, and I think we’ll soon be back in the top five,” added Prost.
Renault who has won the team’s championship three years in a row currently sit fifth in the team’s championship with 44 points. Buemi is now fourth in the driver’s championship with 37 points. Prost sits in 15th place with seven points.