- Alain Marie Pascal Prost is a four-time F1 world champion. Born in France, his first win was in the Grand Prix of France in 1981 (during his second year in the championship). In the history of Formula 1, he remains as one of the most talented and successful drivers of all time with 51 Grand Prix victories, and only 33 of them came from a pole position start. With McLaren, “The Professor” won two consecutive world championships – in 1985 and 1986, and then one in 1989 with a Honda-powered car. Between those triumphs, he went to race for Renault and then returned to McLaren. 1988 saw him partnered with Ayrton Senna. Thus began one of the greatest rivalries in Formula 1 and motorsports history in general. A rivalry, marked by off-course excursions and mutual antipathy, thankfully resolved shortly before the great Brazilian’s death.
- In 1990 and 1991, Prost drove for Ferrari – a dream come true for any F1 driver. Unfortunately, his short stint with the Scuderia didn’t give a world title. In 1993 Alain joined Williams and finally caught what he was chasing – a fourth F1 world championship win.
- In Formula 1 history Prost will remain one the most controversial figures and, at the same time, one of the best drivers of all time.