Formula 1

Video: 9 things that led to Prost’s infamous Ferrari sacking

Jul 26 2020
By Glenn Freeman

Imagine Ferrari getting rid of a multiple world champion after designing a car that wasn’t as good as its predecessor…

We’re not talking about Sebastian Vettel in 2020, but Alain Prost, who was fired before the end of a disappointing 1991 season.

Prost’s sacking is often attributed to him calling his car a “truck” at the Japanese Grand Prix, but as this video explains, that was the final straw in a relationship that was strained for more than a year, dating back to when Nigel Mansell was still on the other side of the garage.

If you’d like to hear about Prost’s sacking in even more depth, check out our two Bring Back V10s podcast episodes dedicated to the subject as well.

San Marino Grand Prix Imola (ita) 26 28 04 1991

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