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Alain Prost reveals his regret over Renault's decision to quit F1

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Optimaximal - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 1:32 PM

Is he missing the point that a French Team has dominated the WRC for years, the Le Mans event (amongst others) is still big business.

Granted, he's blinkered by his preferred segment of motor sport, but condemning the entire country because nobody wants to organise a team during an economic crisis? Wow.

Buck Bundy

December 10, 2010 3:35 PM

The Reanult Team are part of the heritage? Shame fior France? Exactly what was Renault and French about the team? The name perhaps, and the flag, but lets not forget it was essentially still Benetton/Toleman from Oxfordshire.

Renault are still an engine supplier, which is something they've had far more success in, so why be saddened?

Boss B - Unregistered

December 13, 2010 3:58 AM

With Red Bull doing a good job carrying the banner for them, they figure why not sit back a bit.

I think the scaling back of their operation could also be due to them becoming an engine supplier in sports car for lemans P2 prototypes under their Nissan banner. And of course Nissan is heavily involved in FIA GT1. Just my thoughts.

But had they tried to get more french drivers more french companies would have been interested. Pagenaud, Duval, Grosjean... Come to think of it Alain Prost himself is the main figure who could have easily done the coaching and recruiting of talent and sponsors. He's in a perfect position. His name speaks volume. In a way, he shoulders some of the blame.

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