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Also Frentzen, Wurz, to be F1 stewards in 2010 UPDATE (GMM)  As was previously reported, Johnny Herbert has agreed to be a formula one steward at a race or two later in 2010.

FIA president Jean Todt's initiative of installing an experienced former grand prix driver on the four-man stewards panel at each race is designed to speed up and add credibility to the rule-enforcing process.

Quadruple world champion Alain Prost is performing the duties at the 2010 championship opener, as the Frenchman was already at the Sakhir circuit for F1's 60th anniversary celebrations.

It emerges in Bahrain that, like three-time race winner Herbert, 1996 world champion Damon Hill will be a steward at two grands prix this season.

FIA sport president Graham Stoker confirmed that Hill, 49, will kick off his stewarding duty at Monaco.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Alex Wurz have also agreed to appear as stewards in 2010.

03/11/10 (GMM)  Yet another world champion has stepped into the mix for this weekend's sensational 2010 season opener in Bahrain.

Active drivers' title winners Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso posed for photographers in the FIA press conference.

Shortly afterwards, it emerged that quadruple world champion Alain Prost will act as a steward throughout the race weekend.

The governing FIA said late last year that permanent stewards will in 2010 "sit with experienced former F1 drivers" to "reach decisions very efficiently". zzzz

55-year-old Frenchman Prost, the arch-nemesis of 2010 rookie Bruno Senna's late uncle Ayrton, won four titles and 51 wins in the 80s and 90s, and headed his eponymous team until 2001.

Meanwhile, the World Motor Sport Council met in Bahrain on Thursday, and vowed to take "the most appropriate action" in the wake of USF1's failure to appear for the first race of the season.

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