French racing driver, Alain Prost, who was the runner up in this year's World championship, had his first test drive with the McLaren formula one racing team on November 14.
SV John Barnard (McLaren designer) on left, talking to Niki Lauda and Alain Prost
SV Patrick Tambay talking to Alain Prost (left)
CU Prost putting balaclava on
SV Cameramen filming
SV Alain Prost climbing into car
SV Alain Prost in car
SV PAN Alain Prost leaving the pits
GV PAN Prost driving on track
SV Jonathan Palmer seated in car
GV PAN Mark Thatcher driving on track rounding bends (2 shots)
GV PAN Jonathan Palmer in a Williams rounding bend
SV Nelson Piquet in Parmalat Brabham on track
GV PAN Prost rounding bend and down straight (2 shots)
SPORT: MOTOR RACING
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Background: French racing driver, Alain Prost, who was the runner up in this year's World championship, had his first test drive with the McLaren formula one racing team on November 14. He joined his Austrian team-mate Niki Lauda at the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet, southern France. Lauda, who's been with McLaren for the past two years, won the world championship twice -- first in 1975 and again in 1977. Prost announced his intention to leave his old team Renault and join McLaren on October 19 after blaming his loss of the world title partly on the unreliability of the Renault engine. His place in the Renault team has been taken by compatriot Patrick Tambay who was released by Ferrari despite finishing fourth in the world championships. This year's European formula 2 champion, Britain's Jonathan Palmer, was also at the circuit to test-drive a car for Frank Williams' formula one team. The British Prime Minister's son, Mark Thatcher, also tested a Williams round the Le Castellet circuit. This year's world champion, Brazilian Nelson Piquet, was out testing in his Parmalat Brabham. Piquet sealed his world title last month in South Africa, but to allow repairs to be made to the Kyalani circuit in South Africa, the first race of the 1984 season will now be in Brazil on March 25th.
Today, in the theatre "Ferenc Erkel" in Budapest, Leonard Bernstein held a rehearsal with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio. During this rehearsal the auditorium was full of people.
The programme of the concert; Bernstein: Divertimento & Schumann: 2nd Symphony
The first composition of the concert will be Bartok Bela's masterpeace; Music for String and Perdussion Instruments and Celesta. Bernstein conducted this Bartok composition in 1948 during his first concert in Budapest.