Formula one, 2001 season Hungarian Grand Prix at The Hungaroring: Team news: the jpoc report

Financially, Prost were on the ropes. The only financial lifeline being the every ready Diniz millions if only he could buy the rest of the team from Alain. Prost himself would have none of that. He pledged that he would remain as the team boss in 2002. He didn't actually say that he would still own the same 40% slice of the team though. He would have been helped in his quest to keep control of the team by their improved performance in 2001. The helping of points grabbed by Jean Alesi before his switch to Jordan looked enough to get the team into the top ten in the championship which then would bring the team a larger slice of the money distributed to the teams by the promotors.

2002 newcomers Toyata made their first appearance in the UK with a test session at the Silverstone track. The said that they were logging data about the circuit rather than setting times. Just as well really as they were 11 seconds off the pace on their first day. They made up a couple of seconds on the second day and they cut the test short as they had technical problems with their power steering system.


The whole 2001 season All the races and the behind the scenes games
Hungarian GP at The Hungaroring August 19th Who drives what?
Hungarian GP at The Hungaroring August 19th Which engine goes where?
Hungarian GP at The Hungaroring August 19th Business and politics
Hungarian GP at The Hungaroring August 19th Circuit news
Hungarian GP at The Hungaroring August 19th Setting the scene
Hungarian GP at The Hungaroring August 19th Prospects for the race
Hungarian GP at The Hungaroring August 19th Practice and qualifying
Hungarian GP at The Hungaroring August 19th The starting grid
Hungarian GP at The Hungaroring August 19th Race report
Hungarian GP at The Hungaroring August 19th Results
Hungarian GP at The Hungaroring August 19th Championship standings after the race
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