AUGUST 25, 1997
Alain finds another new factory
AS expected the recent change of government in France has had a serious effect on Alain Prost's plans to use his political connections to help build up his Grand Prix team.
Prost wants to stay in the same area, however, as the local mayor is a republican and is willing to help the team out with subsidies. As a result we understand that a new site has been found on the other side of Versailles, close to a town called St.ÊQuentin-en-Yvelines. This will have all the same advantages as the Satory site but will be privately-funded and so Alain will not have to worry about political interference. The plan remains for the team to move in February next year with the long-term aim of building a windtunnel next to the factory.