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Prost signs up for Race of Champions

ESPNF1 Staff
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Alain Prost will get back behind the wheel at the Race of Champions © Sutton Images
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Four-time F1 champion Alain Prost will take part in the Race of Champions in Germany later this year.

The event often draws high-profile drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button - as well as stars from other motorsport disciplines - but this is the first time Prost has taken part. Prost retired from F1 after winning his last world championship in 1993 but, as well as running his own F1 team, has competed on and off in the Rally Andros ice racing series.

"I'm very happy to be able to participate in The Race of Champions at last," said Prost. "In the past the date has always clashed with other commitments like the Andros Trophy ice racing championship, but this year it finally works. It will be an absolute pleasure to race with great drivers from different disciplines and different generations. I'm really looking forward to the experience."

The event has been taking place at the end of each season since 1988 and has been in its current format since 2004 - hosted at stadiums around the world, including Wembley and most recently the Olympic Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing. This year it will be held at Düsseldorf's ESPRIT arena and its founder Fredrik Johnsson said: "We're thrilled that Alain will make his debut at The Race of Champions in November. He is one of the all-time legends of motor racing so this first appearance at the event is eagerly anticipated and long overdue."