Prost confirmed for Race of Champions 19 May 2010
Formula One legend Alain Prost will make his Race of Champions (ROC) debut later this year. Prost, who won 51 Grands Prix and four drivers titles during his glittering F1 career, will be among the stars appearing at Dusseldorfs Esprit arena in Germany in November.
The ROC is an annual end-of-season competition that brings together the world's greatest drivers from various motorsport disciplines and pitches them head-to-head in identical machinery. Among the F1 names already confirmed for 2010 are Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher.
"I'm very happy to be able to participate in the Race of Champions at last," said Prost. "In the past the date has always clashed with other commitments, but this year it finally works. It will be an absolute pleasure to race with great drivers from different disciplines and different generations. I'm really looking forward to the experience."
Nicknamed 'The Professor', Prost took his four world championships during the 1980s and early 90s. He has recently returned to competitive action in the Andros Trophy ice racing championship in his native France and his two titles in the series show the 55-year-old has lost little of the pace that brought him F1 success.
The 2010 Race of Champions takes place on November 27-28.