Prost: New turbo era will be fascinating and good for F1

30 December, 2013

Alain Prost

Alain Prost

Formula 1 legend Alain Prost has admitted that he would like to still be a driver on the grid, ahead of the switch to radical new turbo V6 engine rules coming into effect for 2014.

The quadruple World Champion, known during his career as ‘the professor’ due to his technical meticulousness, said the move to turbo V6 and ‘greener’ energy recovery systems, following years of V8 rules, “fascinates me”.

Frenchman Prost, now 58 and an ambassador for World Champion engine supplier Renault, won his last title in 1993, when Williams utterly dominated with its highly sophisticated, ‘active suspension’ car.

“We’re going back the essence of competition, which we had lost a little over the past years,” he is quoted by France’s autohebdo.fr.

“For the past few seasons, I have never said ‘It would be nice to be driving now’, but for 2014, I really would like to be,” added Prost. (GMM)

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  • O’Ferrari

    Give him a media test day. Legend.

  • Aleksandar

    Prost should be a Renault test-driver and be involved in development of V6 turbo engines. He should also participate in Friday sessions during Grand Prix weekends.

  • SteveisGreat

    The only thing Prost has said in a decade that I agree with is that Pirelli sucks for F1. And today is no different.

  • WestMclarenMercedes

    Agreed

  • R

    Wasn’t Prost the last champion of the turbo era (1986)?

  • matthew

    Prost is too slow too be a test driver now. (no disrespect, hes simply too old at almost 60) I actually think he’s being a little too nostalgic because of the turbos. It’s nothing like it was when they would have separate engines for qualifying, lower restrictions, etc. I wish f1 would go back to those days of pure ingenuity and experimentation.

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