Former Stewart designer Alan Jenkins has been handed the task of re-ordering the Prost team which he joined last week.

According to team boss Alain Prost, Jenkins role as technical director will be to restructure the design department in a bid to move the team forward. Although the French outfit already employs two eminent technical names in Bernard Dudot and John Barnard, Prost insists that Jenkins' appointment will not infringe on their areas of responsibility.

"We needed a technical director with a global view of the car," Prost said, "Someone with experience who was able to make quick decisions. We need to move forward - if you don't move forward in this world you are dead.

"John's position is quite clear and he does not move. Bernard had more to do with the organisation [of the team], but his lack of experience on the chassis side was becoming more and more of a problem. We are re-organising the whole technical structure a lot, and it is not often that I have the kind of opportunity to employ someone like Alan.

"Now we are going to move very quickly, and completely change the organisation in the next few days. Alan's first job is to see everybody and make some decisions."

Prost added that work on next year's car had already started, despite uncertainty over the team's continued partnership with engine supplier Peugeot.



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