Prost confirms Ferrari engine supply

Prost have confirmed it will be powered by Ferrari V10 engines for the next two years

Prost confirms Ferrari engine supply

In an announcement at the US Grand Prix, team owner Alain Prost said: "I am delighted to have been able to secure one of the most competitive and prestigious engines in Formula 1."

But Prost is no nearer to confirming who will own the team next year as talks continue to buy out the four-time world champion, although two separate sets of talks have already fallen through.

As already reported in Autosport.com, the engine agreement makes history because it will be the first time Ferrari has supplied two customer teams. From 2001 they will supply Prost as well as Sauber.

"This deal with Ferrari gives a great boost to our team which has gone through a difficult season," added Prost.

"Now we can start putting into place next season's programme and strategy with renewed confidence and strength."

Jean Alesi is set to drive for the team again in 2001 but the identity of the other driver is still to be announced.

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