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Jenkins and Prost split The pit lane gossip in Monaco suggests that Alan Jenkins and Alain Prost are to announce this weekend that the Technical Director of the team is to leave the team. The terms of the split are not known, but the AP03 has...

Jenkins and Prost split

The pit lane gossip in Monaco suggests that Alan Jenkins and Alain Prost are to announce this weekend that the Technical Director of the team is to leave the team. The terms of the split are not known, but the AP03 has proved to be a difficult car to develop, and the blame appears to have been laid at Jenkins feet. The Prost team are looking increasingly in trouble, facing next year potentially without an engine or a technical director. Peugeot have said they will announce their future around the French Grand Prix in July. Telefonica to Benetton?

Reports are coming through that the Minardi team is set to loose it's Telefonica sponsorship, and potential sale, to the Benetton team in 2001. The reports suggest that Renault have been heavily courting the Spanish company, as their corporate colour scheme would sit nicely with Renault, who replace Benetton in 2002. Giancarlo Minardi said "Everyone is concerned about Minardi’s survival, but in the end I'm the one bringing sponsors into F1 that allow the others to survive."

Stephen M Baines
http://www.vollansport.com

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alain Prost
Teams Benetton , Minardi