Prost named special advisor to the Renault F1 team

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Four-time world champion Alain Prost will act as a special advisor to the Renault F1 team, putting his experience to use for the benefit mainly of the team's drivers.

A long-time Renault ambassador, and a former driver of the Regie, Prost was also named a member of Renault Sport's executive committee, according to RS president Jerome Stoll.

Prost specidied that he would not have a da-to-day involvement with Renault but would provide counsel and guidance to the team and its drivers.

"What is important is that Renault can be competitive and win as soon as possible," Prost said.

"It's not first time I am involved in Renault, but to be clear I will not have a day to day role, it will be more behind.

"Sometimes it is good to have this kind of situation, being on committees is important – important to give the best decision and best strategy to be a winning team in the future."

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Prost also said he was eager to attend pre-season testing next week in Barcelona, and curious to see first-hand the performance of the 2017 cars.

"I am very excited - as you can imagine looking at the size of the car it looks like the old days when we had the big tyres," Prost added.

"I am going on Monday to Barcelona, and will be curious to see what they [the drivers] say. With the fast corners it will be tough for them physically.

"It will be good for F1 – you needed a new cycle, I hope we can bring new followers and new spectators, and I hope young spectators."

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