Nicolas Prost, son of four time Formula One world champion and former Renault F1 driver, Alain Prost, was invited to Magny-Cours this past weekend and allowed to drive Renault's 2009 F1 entry, the R29. The car wore the team’s 2010 color scheme which is in many ways similar to the design used when his father drove for Renault in the early nineteen eighties... [read more]

Alain Prost drove for Renault from 1981 to 1983, winning nine Grand Prix and finishing second overall in the championship in his final season with the team. Prost left the team after the 1983 season, frustrated that the French automaker would not develop their turbocharged powerplant further.

Nicolas Prost won the European Formula 3000 championship two years ago and now races in the Le Mans Series. Prost, along with Renault Development Driver Ho-Pin Tung and Mikhail Aleshin, were allowed to drive Renault's 2009 spec car as part of a demonstration put on by the French automaker over the weekend.

Images and Info: F1Fanatic
Editorial: Justin W. Coffey

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