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Alain Prost: Can The Professor mastermind another world title?


He may accept won four Formula One apple titles — but that doesn t beggarly Alain Prost has absent his appetence for winning. Now the Frenchman, nicknamed The Professor for his brainy access to motorsport, has set his architect on acceptable the Formula E appellation as a aggregation owner. Prost s Renault e.Dams aggregation acme the architect standings, but his basic disciplinarian Sebastian Buemi trails championship baton Lucas di Grassi by 11 credibility in the drivers appellation chase advanced of Saturday s Berlin ePrix. We appetite to win, Prost told afore the annular eight race. We accept a acceptable aggregation and a acceptable abstruse accomplice with Renault. If we are declared to be one of the best teams, maybe the best, we charge to win this year. If we don t, it will be a disappointment. The appellation chase so farDi Grassi, who drives for the German Audi Abt Schaeffler team, confused into the championship advance in Continued Beach, affairs added bright aback he won the best contempo chase in Paris.While the Brazilian has bedeviled the momentum, Buemi has not taken the checky banderole aback acceptable Uruguay s Punta del Este chase in December.But Prost — whose son Nico additionally contest for the Renault aggregation — charcoal sanguine about its championship affairs in division two. It is never a disaster, the 61-year-old said. If we don t win the appellation it is because we accept fabricated some mistakes. But it is still accessible to win the apple championship. Why Formula E?Prost retired from F1 in 1993 afterwards acceptable his fourth and final apple title. He bought the Ligier team, active it as Prost Grand Prix for bristles seasons afore it bankrupt in 2001.The adventure of the new apple of electric antagonism absorbed the allegorical disciplinarian aback into aggregation ownership. It was important for me to alive article new and to be one of the first, Prost, who co-founded the aggregation with Jean-Paul Driot and with abstruse abutment from the Renault car manufacturer, explained. If you are at the beginning, you can try to accomplish things bigger — you are involved.MORE: Magnum P.I. Ferrari goes electric It was a action because we didn t apperceive what was activity to happen. Formula E is accepting bigger and better. I still don t apperceive what the position of the championship will be [in the future]. Racing moves into the cityThere is article new for anybody at the Berlin ePrix, actuality captivated in the centermost of the German basic for the aboriginal time.A new area had to be begin as the aboriginal location, the anachronistic Tempelhof airport, is actuality acclimated by the German government as a acting home for bags of refugees.The ambit is the additional beeline on the 2015-16 agenda at aloof 2.03km (1.26 miles). The cars will chase beneath the looming Berlin TV belfry in Alexanderplatz, with the pit lane anchored on the acclaimed Karl-Marx-Allee.It will be the aboriginal time in about 20 years that cars accept raced through the average of Berlin — and Prost will be acquisitive a chase win will set up his aboriginal championship for about as long.MORE: Formula E s French anarchy MORE: We charge added electric cars