Four-time Formula One world champion Alain Prost will join Renault as a special adviser to the team. Prost’s role will not be a day to day one, but will instead work behind the scenes, using his experience as a driver and a team boss to help push the team forward as part of their long term plan. He will also be part of Renault Sport’s executive committee. “He will bring to the team his great experience,” said Renault Sport Racing president, Jerome Stoll. “Also an ability to talk with the drivers and having a specific network for that.” “My position would be from a little bit more behind,” Prost explained at the team’s car launch. “Sometimes it’s good to have this kind of situation. Being at the committee is very important and together with Jerome and Cyril [Abiteboul] what is important is to give the input and to give the best decision possible to have the best strategy possible to be a winning team in the future.” This won’t be the first time Prost has been involved with Renault since his days racing for the team early in his F1 career. The Frenchman was a Renault ambassador before the manufacturer returned to the sport as a full works team. He also co-founded the Renault e.dams Formula E team, where he currently works as a senior team manager. Prost will attend testing, and is looking forward to seeing the future of F1. “It’ll be curious to see the drivers, and what they say after a few laps with the fast corners,” he said. “It’s going to be a big challenge for them physically, but I think it’s very positive for Formula One because I think you need a new cycle. “These cars are going to be very impressive. We can also bring new spectators and, I hope, young spectators. “I think [F1] needs to have two goals. The first is to bring new spectators, new young guys talking about more interactivity – more or less what we do in Formula E. And to give back the role to the drivers. We need to have a more human side. People are more interested about the driver’s performance rather than the technology. The technology comes a little bit later.” For more Formula One news and discussions head over to the RaceDepartment Formula One sub forum and join in with your fellow community members. Do you think Prost will make a difference at the team? Do you agree with his thoughts on F1 as a whole? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!