FEBRUARY 17, 1997
... so it's goodbye Cesare
THE first victim of Alain Prost's takeover of Ligier is likely to be the team's 59-year-old sporting director Italian Cesare Fiorio.
Ironically, Fiorio was replaced by Claudio Lombardi - his right-hand man for many years at Lancia - and Cesare had his revenge on Prost in October that year when Lombardi fired Alain after the Japanese GP.
Fiorio's role looks likely to be taken by Prost's mentor and sometime business partner Hugues de Chaunac. He is expected to watch the Ligier team in action this year and identify weaknesses.