It was announced today that 4-time world champion Alain Prost will compete in this years Race of Champions. He will join an impressive cast of drivers such as Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel to contend for bragging rights.
The 55-year-old Frenchman retired from F1 in 1993 and while commitments have kept him from competing in the RoC, it seems this years schedule fits with his fiscal calendar.
â€œI’m very happy to be able to participate in the Race of Champions at last,â€ he said.
â€œIn the past the date has always clashed with other commitments like the Andros Trophy ice racing championship, but this year it finally works.
â€œIt will be an absolute pleasure to race with great drivers from different disciplines and different generations. I’m really looking forward to the experience.â€
The thought of having Prost back in the seat is a terrific. As a Prost fan from the 80’s and 90’s, I am elated for his commitment to the series and it will be great fun to watch him battle current drivers from all walks of motorsport.
There certainly was talk of the 41-year-old Schumacher returning to racing but a 55-year-old champion returning to the RoC should be terrific fun.
RoC organiser Fredrik Johnsson said:
â€œWe’re thrilled that Alain will make his debut at the Race of Champions in November.
â€œHe is one of the all-time legends of motor racing so this first appearance at the event is eagerly anticipated and long overdue.â€