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APRIL 17, 2001

Prost sign Cochet as test driver

PROST GRAND PRIX have announced the signing of Frenchman Jonathan Cochet as the team's official test driver for the 2001 season.

"We are very happy to welcome Jonathan to our team," said team boss Alain Prost. "We have been following with much interest his career and remarkable progress from karting to Formula Three.

"Taking him on as Prost's test driver is part of our strategy of promoting young French talents. We are confident Jonathan will contribute efficiently to the team's efforts in the car's development."

The 24-year-old Cochet will be on duty with Prost during testing at Silverstone on Wednesday for his first test in the AP04. Compatriot Stephane Sarrazin will also remain as a test driver with the team.