The professor teaches himself a new lesson

The professor teaches himself a new lesson

Four-time world champion Alain Prost broke a 16-year layoff to drive a contemporary Red Bull F1 car at Paul Ricard recently. Glenn Freeman asked him why it took him so long.

Alain Prost is stressed. He's arrived late to Paul Ricard, and with daylight fading he desperately wants to get some laps under his belt in the 2010 Formula 1 World Championship-winning Red Bull RB6.

He's supposed to be demonstrating it in front of tens of thousands of his countrymen the following morning, as part of the World Series by Renault Formula 1 display, which takes place at each round. Usually one of Red Bull's younger drivers is sent along to entertain the crowds, but in France the 'keys' to the Red Bull are being handed to a legend.

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