Prost could be new Renault boss in Singapore

A deal with Alain Prost may be concluded imminently so that the four time world champion can travel to Singapore to act as Renault's new team principal as soon as this weekend's night race in the Asian city-state. With Flavio Briatore ousted by...

A deal with Alain Prost may be concluded imminently so that the four time world champion can travel to Singapore to act as Renault's new team principal as soon as this weekend's night race in the Asian city-state.

With Flavio Briatore ousted by the French team amid the 'crash-gate' scandal and now banned for life by the FIA, 54-year-old Prost is considered the favourite to replace the flamboyant Italian.

Reports in the French press say the signing of a contract to this effect is now imminent, however a team spokeswoman referred only to the media statement of earlier this week, which said more information would be issued "in the next few days".

The winner of 51 Grands Prix, who drove for Renault between 1981 and 1983 and ran his own team between 1997 and until it failed in 2001, was coy when again asked by the media about the rumours.

"It's difficult to say," he is quoted as saying by Europe 1 radio. "Firstly it would be necessary that a proposal is made to be.

"Renault's image has been damaged, and if I can help Renault to restore its image through Formula One ..."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alain Prost , Flavio Briatore