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The end of a big dream for Alain Prost

On this day in 2001, a French court in Versailles placed the beleaguered Prost Grand Prix outfit into receivership, a decision that would shatter the dream of its founder Alain Prost. For five years, the four-time world champion held on to his hopes of winning in F1 as a team owner after enjoying 51 wins as a driver. Saddled with a mountain of debt, the French team was monitored by a judge as it vowed to fight on. But during the receivership period, Prost failed to secure the capital necessary to sustain the team's presence on the grid. It eventually folded on the eve of the 2002 season. Seen hereabove is German driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, racing on...
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