Heinz-Herald Frentzen teams up with Luciano Burti

After 29 Grands Prix within the Prost Acer team, Jean Alesi has expressed his wish to put an early end to his contract which was due to last until the end of the 2001 season. Alain Prost, considering Jean’s large contribution to the ...

After 29 Grands Prix within the Prost Acer team, Jean Alesi has expressed his wish to put an early end to his contract which was due to last until the end of the 2001 season.

Alain Prost, considering Jean’s large contribution to the team’s progress in the last two years and their long relationship, has decided to release his driver and wishes him all the success he deserves within his new team.

The Prost Acer team is pleased to announce that, from the Hungarian Grand Prix onwards (August 19th in Budapest), Heinz-Harald Frentzen will drive the AP04 alongside Luciano Burti for the remainder of the 2001 season.

Alain Prost
" It is essential to preserve our team’s serenity in this moment when we are building up Prost Grand Prix’s future and consolidating our strategy for the upcoming years. This is why I chose to release Jean.

I am delighted to welcome Heinz-Harald Frentzen in our team. His achievements in the last few years place him among the best drivers, and his large experience within top Formula One teams will be a strong asset for us for the remainder of the 2001 season. His arrival allows us to prepare the team’s future with confidence. "

Heinz-Harald Frentzen
" I am happy that Alain Prost offered me to drive for the last five Grands Prix. It was very difficult to turn down the opportunity to tackle this new challenge and I am looking forward to support the team for the rest of the season. "

" Ich freue mich darüber, daß Alain mir für den Rest der Saison sein Auto zur Verfügung stellt. Eine solche Gelegenheit wollte ich nicht ausschlagen. Meine Zusammenarbeit mit Prost Grand Prix ist eine neue Herausforderung und ich freue mich darauf, das Team für den Rest der Saison zu unterstützen. "

-Prost

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luciano Burti , Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Jean Alesi , Alain Prost