Alain Prost admits he still wants to stay in Formula 1
MDP Live - Former French Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost said he would not be looking for a new job after leaving Alpine. He hopes to stay in Formula 1.
After retiring as a racer, the Frenchman was indeed in the world of Formula 1 team management. He even became the owner and principal of his team, the Prost Grand Prix.
However, it seems that Prost's management career in Formula 1 is coming to an end, considering that he is no longer Alpine's non-executive director.
His contract as a consultant to the team formerly known as Renault expires in 2021. He and Alpine have not reached an agreement for a new commitment.
The conflict escalates when Alpine unilaterally announces farewell to Prost. In fact, they agreed to notify the public together.
Now, he is unemployed and has not looked for another job to fill his daily life. Nevertheless, the 66-year-old man still hopes to return to work in the F1 industry.
"I still haven't looked for or accepted a new offer. I'm completely free now," said the four-time world jet land champion.
"I have a lot of experience in Formula 1, and I think I can still make the most of that experience. I will use that when I work.
"But, if I get a chance to share the experience I have with other teams, of course I will take it.
"I'm 66 now. I'm not looking for a job right now, and that's not a problem. But then again, if the opportunity to return to F1 arises, I want to take it."
Prost had previously said that he was eager to run for FIA president. Unfortunately, he was late in submitting his candidacy data for last year's election.
"I'll tell you a secret: I was very close to running for FIA President, but it was too late," Prost told L'Equipe when asked if he would follow in Jean Todt's footsteps.
"I've been in Formula 1 for 40 years and I've held every position. I'm a racer, I was a team principal and was on the team board."