For the first time since his team collapsed in 2001, quadruple world champion Alain Prost is set to become a near-regular in formula one this season.
The 55-year-old Frenchman kicked off FIA president Jean Todt’s new initiative by working alongside the three other stewards in Bahrain last weekend.
Before Sunday’s season opener, Prost hinted he might reprise the role elsewhere in 2010.
“It’s an experiment; we will see how it goes,” he said.
As it happens, the stewards did not have a busy time at Sakhir, but Prost has said he will nonetheless be back.
“I’ll do it three or four times this season,” he is quoted as saying by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.
The magazine said double world champion Emerson Fittipaldi is also expected be a steward in 2010, as will 1996 title winner Damon Hill, Alex Wurz, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Johnny Herbert.