AUGUST 3, 2000
Prost wait on Alesi decision for Hungary
PROST have confirmed that they will wait until the weekend before making a decision on whether Jean Alesi will be fit enough to drive in the Hungarian Grand Prix on August 13.
Alesi was involved in a heavy shunt in the German Grand Prix last weekend after clashing with Sauber's Pedro Diniz and the experienced Frenchman has since complained of feeling ill and being unsure of his fitness for Hungary.
"There's nothing broken, but I just don't feel well," said Alesi. "I want to have another examination just to make sure. I do intend to drive in Budapest, but I'm not sure whether I'll be capable of it."
Prost will wait on the results of further medical tests that Alesi will undertake this week before they announce whether test-driver Stephane Sarrazin will be required to deputize for Alesi.
A Prost spokesperson said: "We have spoken to Jean on the phone since Germany and he said he is not feeling well after the crash. He says it will take time to recover and we will give it at least two days before any decision will be made.
"Jean wants to wait and see how he recovers and he also wants to discover exactly what is causing the pain."
Prost started testing at Barcelona on Wednesday, with Nick Heidfeld taking to the cockpit. Heidfeld concentrated on aerodynamic work and will be continuing testing today (Thursday) before being joined by Sarrazin for the
final day of testing at the circuit on Friday.