May 27 (GMM) Former quadruple world champion Alain Prost has put himself forward as a potential part of formula one's governance in a post-Max Mosley world.
But the 53-year-old Frenchman, who after Michael Schumacher is the sport's most successful driver, insists that he would not simply want to replace the scandal-ridden Mosley as FIA president.Instead, he encourages the Paris based federation to split the role into separate "sporting" and general motoring sides."If they did, then I may consider that I could be supporting the FIA on the sports (side)," newspapers, including the New Straits Times, quoted Prost as saying last weekend at Monaco."If there was only the sporting side, then I could see my job," said Prost, who ran the failed Prost Grand Prix team between 1997 and 2001.He added: "I know what the FIA is, I know all about the World Motor Sport Council and the Formula One Commission."Prost said he had spoken out because of the "danger" of the apparently looming power struggle between the embattled Mosley and F1's chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone."I would be worried because when you need to make the right decision in the next few weeks, there will be a big problem if there's a big war," he warned.