Prost AP04 Acer
The Prost AP04 was the last car of the Prost team that ran a Formula One championship. The team had switched from the unreliable Peugeot engines to Ferrari, fitting an entire Ferrari transmission into the car as well. The engines though were re-badged as 'Acer' to represent the team's title sponsor.
Despite setting quick laptimes during winter testing, the car appeared much slower when the season began, suggesting that the team were running an underweight car in testing to attract sponsors. The car was a regular midfield runner, especially in the hands of Jean Alesi. The Frenchman managed to score the team's only 4 points before leaving to Jordan GP after the German GP. Heinz-Harald Frentzen replaced him after he got sacked at Jordan GP. On the #23 car Mazzacane was dropped after 4 races to be replaced by Luciano Burti. He went quicker but scrapped two chassis, the last one at Spa where he suffered injuries that made it impossible for him to continue racing that year. Tomáš Enge was brought in and performed reasonably well, but his write-off of a chassis at Japan made the financial situation of Prost GP worse than it had ever been.
The team finished the constructors' championship in 9th position.
Chassis: Carbon composite monocoque designed and manufactured at Prost Grand Prix.
Designation: Acer AP04 (re-badged Ferrari engine)
Cars of 2013