Alain Prost believes heading Renault's F1 team would be an "honour", while Frederic Vasseur said the rumours similarly linking him with the role are "very flattering".

Alain Prost believes heading Renault's F1 team would be an "honour", while Frederic Vasseur said the rumours similarly linking him with the role are "very flattering".

The French pair are just two names linked with the role as managing director and team principal of the Enstone based outfit, following the departure of long-time boss Flavio Briatore over the 'crash-gate' affair.

"It's just rumours," Prost is quoted as saying by the Italian newspaper La Stampa. "It would be an honour but no one from Renault has been in contact."

Vasseur is in collaboration with Jean Todt's son Nicolas at the leading GP2 team ART, and he is quoted as saying by Spain's AS that the reports mentioning his name are "very flattering".

Former F1 team bosses David Richards and Craig Pollock have also been linked with Briatore's job, and Britain's Guardian newspaper said Citroen's world rally team boss Olivier Quesnel is also a possibility.

 

Briatore's job would be an 'honour' - Prost