1998 Prost AP01

Designed by Loïc Bigois for Prost Grand Prix, the Prost AP01 is the predecessor of the AP02.

This race car made its debut at the 1998 Australian Grand Prix, where experienced Formula One racing driver Olivier Panis drove it.

During the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix, extremely poor weather conditions resulted in a number of racecars failing to complete the race. Despite this and technical challenges, the AP01 finish the race and secured a point. This led to Prost receiving 9th place at the Constructor’s Championship that year.

The Prost AP01 has enjoyed some quality time on the Grand Prix racing circuits.

Notable entrants: Gauloises Prost Peugeot

Notable drivers

Olivier Panis 

Jarno Trulli 


  • Brakes Disc
  • Chassis Carbon-fibre
  • Constructor Prost
  • Debut 1998 Australian Grand Prix
  • Displacement 2,998 cc | 188 cu in. | 3 L.
  • Drive Type None
  • Engine Configuration Peugeot A16, 72° V10
  • Engine Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
  • Front Suspension Double wishbones, pushrod
  • Power 780 Hp @ 15700 min-1
  • Production 1998
  • Rear Suspension Double wishbones, pushrod
  • Transmission Prost 6-speed semi-automatic
  • Weight 505 kg
  • Wheel Base 2,795 mm