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Four-time Formula 1 World Champion and team owner Alan Prost has stated he wants to test a Formula E car “at the next opportunity”.
Due to in season testing restrictions Prost wont be able to test a Spark – Renault SRT_01E until the end of the season, but this hasn’t tempered the e.dams team owner’s excitement.
“I’m never tempted to do that normally, but I think as soon as I have the opportunity I would like to do it, just to see how it works it would be very interesting for me.
“Even when I talk to the engineers and the drivers I want to see what it is, and next time I have the opportunity, I’ll do it” said Prost.
His comments come during the mid-season break of the inaugural FIA Formula E season, which has seen Prost team up with the legendary single seater team Dams.
Currently e.dams sit top of the team’s championship, while drivers Sebastien Buemi (Switzerland) and Nicolas Prost (France) are third and fourth in the points respectively. Prost however believes there is still more to come form his team, “We are satisfied, obviously, with the performance of the team and the drivers,” he said.
“We are not disappointed, but we thought that it could have been better without the incident with Nicolas in the first race, the 10-position penalty on the grid in the second race and the penalty he had in Punta del Este – there was no reason for that – and then the incident with Sebastien in the last race.”
Despite the 59 year old believing their is more to come from both his team and his son, he does believe the series itself has so far delivered. “Honestly it was a big surprise and a good surprise,” Prost said.
“At the end of the day if you want to have a series that is successful you need to have a nice show and nice racing and that’s what we have – and much sooner than we expected. A lot of things have happened and people are very happy about the races, so it’s good. It’s good for championship and good for the future.”
Prost’s e.dams-Reanult team will next be on track on March 14th at the Miami ePrix and you can keep up with all the action on sportscarglobal.com’s Formula-E section.