Alain Prost and Jean Alesi have both insisted that they parted as friends, but Prost has now blasted his former driver as childish. It’s unlikely Alesi will be getting a Christmas card this year.
David Coulthard may be on the verge of losing out to Michael Schumacher in the battle for the 2001 world championship title, but he can take comfort from the fact that quite a few women would like to date him.
The new Class T Ford Racing Ranger of Neil Woolridge and Kenny Skjöldhammer won this weekend’s Queen Motor Spares Tarka 400, but the result will only be official once the Ford has passed a technical inspection by MSA’s off-road racing car commission.
Heinz-Harald Frentzen was “reasonably pleased” after completing his first shakedown of the Prost AP04 at Magny Cours this weekend. The German and his team owner, Alain Prost, have vowed to face up to huge challenges at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The growing competitiveness of the BMW Williams F1 team has elevated team mates Ralf Schumacher and Juan-Pablo Montoya to potential world champions of the future. However, it is a far from ideal partnership.
The uncertainty in the wake of Heinz Harald Frentzen’s axing from Jordan three weeks ago is finally over. Alain Prost has released Jean Alesi to drive for Jordan starting with the Hungarian Grand Prix, while Frentzen will replace the Frenchman at Prost.
Arrows driver Jos Verstappen has labelled Enrique Bernoldi as the worst team mate he has ever had and asked his team to sack him.
The continuing saga of whether Jean Alesi will be in a Prost or a Jordan at the next Grand Prix in Hungary this month should be finalised this week.
Schalk Burger and Piet Swanepoel made history by becoming the first SA team to claim the FIA African rally championship … and they managed this by scoring their fourth win in five events at the weekend.
McLaren driver Mika Hakkinen admitted there was some truth to last month’s rumours that he wanted to retire.