NOVEMBER 10, 1997
Prost signs Trulli
Trulli was negotiating with Prost for a one-year deal as Frank Williams is known to be keen to secure his services at some point in the future. Prost was originally offering only a three-year deal but seems to have compromised. Both parties will be well aware that there is a buyout clause in the contract for 1999 which Williams can pay if he still wants Trulli.
Alain Prost says he has been very impressed by Trulli this year. "I was impressed by his desire to learn," said Prost, "and by his motivation and the quality of his work. He has a great deal of potential and I know he will be a big asset in our effort to achieve the ambitions we have set ourselves for next year with Peugeot."