Prost favourite for Grand Prix Masters, says Mansell

Alain Prost, Austrian GP 2001

Alain Prost, Austrian GP 2001 

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Nigel Mansell says that his old rival Alain Prost will start as the favourite for the Grand Prix Masters race at Kyalami on November11-13.

"Prost will start as the hot favourite, have no doubt," says Mansell. "He has been racing a lot recently and I haven't been in a car for a long time. But I like being the underdog. I always was in my Formula 1 career."

The Grand Prix Masters series currently features just one event but claims to have a list of stars including Mansell, Prost, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ricardo Patrese, Alan Jones, Stefan Johansson, Andrea de Cesaris, Rene Arnoux, Jan Lammers and Christian Danner. A full series is planned for 2006. The drivers will be competing for a prize fund worth $500,000 in specially-built chassis designed and built by Delta Motorsport and powered by Nicholson McLaren Cosworth engines.

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