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Prost ‘honoured’ by Renault speculation

Former F1 champion Alain Prost says he is honoured to have been linked with a role at Renault's F1 team following the departure of Flavio Briatore from his position as team principal.

Briatore, as well as Pat Symonds, was forced to stand down from his role due to the fall-out from the race fixing scandal which has hit the sport, with Renault going before the FIA today to discover its fate – which could be anything from a hefty fine to a ban from the sport.

Prost is one of a number of names to have been linked with replacing Briatore in his position should Renault continue in the sport, and told the Italian newspaper La Stampa that it would be an 'honour' to take the role although he was quick to point out that current talk was 'rumours' and that 'no-one from Renault has been in contact'.

ART team boss Frederic Vasseur has also been linked with the position in the Spanish press, while former F1 team bosses David Richards and Craig Pollock, as well as Citroen WRC chief Olivier Quesnel, are rumoured to be in contention.

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1990 Formula One World Championship.Alain Prost (F), Scuderia Ferrari SpA 641.French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, 8th July 1990.
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James - Unregistered

September 21, 2009 2:26 PM

Ill be extremely surprised if this happens given what happened when Prost was last at the head of a team. He started out with a strong car in 97 which had been designed by Ligier before Prost bought the team. From then on, everything went wrong. First half of 1997, Panis was fast enough to challenge for wins and after he got injured, Trulli was also highly impressive. A year later though with the same 2 drivers, they barely managed to score a single point between them. And the next few years before the team went bankrupt were either only slightly better or even worse. A brilliant driver, but he just can't run a team!

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