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personalia

French
24 February 1955 (64)
Lance Reventlow (24 February 1936)
François Mazet (24 February 1943)
Emanuele Naspetti (24 February 1968)
Pedro de la Rosa (24 February 1971)

statistics

51 (25.2%)
106 (52.5%)
33 (16.3%)
5 (38.5%)
1st
13
202
199
798.5 (4 points per race avg)
59 (29.2%)
1980 Argentine Grand Prix
1993 Australian Grand Prix

about Alain Prost

Alain Marie Pascal Prost, OBE, Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (born 24 February 1955) is a French former racing driver. A four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion, only Lewis Hamilton (four championships), Sebastian Vettel (four championships), Juan Manuel Fangio (five championships), and Michael Schumacher (seven championships) have equalled or surpassed his number of titles. From 1987 until 2001 Prost held the record for most Grand Prix victories and is considered as one of the greatest F1 drivers ever. Schumacher surpassed Prost's total of 51 victories at the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix. In 1999, Prost received the World Sports Awards of the Century in the motor sport category.

Prost discovered karting at the age of 14 during a family holiday. He progressed through motor sport's junior ranks, winning the French and European Formula Three championships, before joining the McLaren Formula One team in 1980 at the age of 24. He finished in the points on his Formula One début at the San Martin Autodrome in Buenos Aires, Argentina (where he took his first podium a year later) and took his first race victory at his home Grand Prix in France a year later, driving for the factory Renault team.

During the 1980s and early 1990s, Prost formed a fierce rivalry mainly with Ayrton Senna, but also Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell. In 1986, at the last race of the season, he beat Mansell and Piquet of Williams to the title after Mansell retired late on in the race, and Piquet was pulled in for a late precautionary pit stop. Senna joined Prost at McLaren in 1988 and the two had a series of controversial clashes, including a collision at the 1989 Japanese Grand Prix that gave Prost his third Drivers' Championship. A year later at the same venue they collided again, but this time Prost, driving for Ferrari, lost out. Before the end of a winless 1991 season Prost was fired by Ferrari for his public criticism of the team. After a sabbatical in 1992, Prost joined the Williams team, prompting reigning Drivers' Champion Mansell to leave for CART. With a competitive car, Prost won the 1993 championship and retired from Formula One driving at the end of the year.

In 1997, Prost took over the French Ligier team, running it as Prost Grand Prix until it went bankrupt in 2002. From 2003 to 2012 he competed in the Andros Trophy, which is an ice racing championship, taking 38 race victories and winning the championship 3 times.

Prost employed a smooth, relaxed style behind the wheel, deliberately modeling himself on personal heroes like Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark. He was nicknamed "The Professor" for his intellectual approach to competition. Though it was not a name he particularly cared for, he would admit later that it was an appropriate summation of his approach to his racing. Skilled at setting up his car for race conditions, Prost would often conserve his brakes and tyres early in a race, leaving them fresher for a challenge at the end.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 1981 French Grand Prix round 8 Renault
2 1981 Dutch Grand Prix round 12 Renault
3 1981 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Renault
4 1982 South African Grand Prix round 1 Renault
5 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Renault
6 1983 French Grand Prix round 3 Renault
7 1983 Belgian Grand Prix round 6 Renault
8 1983 British Grand Prix round 9 Renault
9 1983 Austrian Grand Prix round 11 Renault
10 1984 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
11 1984 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 McLaren
12 1984 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
13 1984 German Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
14 1984 Dutch Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
15 1984 European Grand Prix round 15 McLaren
16 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
17 1985 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
18 1985 Monaco Grand Prix round 4 McLaren
19 1985 British Grand Prix round 8 McLaren
20 1985 Austrian Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
21 1985 Italian Grand Prix round 12 McLaren
22 1986 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 McLaren
23 1986 Monaco Grand Prix round 4 McLaren
24 1986 Austrian Grand Prix round 12 McLaren
25 1986 Australian Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
26 1987 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
27 1987 Belgian Grand Prix round 3 McLaren
28 1987 Portuguese Grand Prix round 12 McLaren
29 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
30 1988 Monaco Grand Prix round 3 McLaren
31 1988 Mexican Grand Prix round 4 McLaren
32 1988 French Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
33 1988 Portuguese Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
34 1988 Spanish Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
35 1988 Australian Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
36 1989 United States Grand Prix round 5 McLaren
37 1989 French Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
38 1989 British Grand Prix round 8 McLaren
39 1989 Italian Grand Prix round 12 McLaren
40 1990 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Ferrari
41 1990 Mexican Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
42 1990 French Grand Prix round 7 Ferrari
43 1990 British Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
44 1990 Spanish Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
45 1993 South African Grand Prix round 1 Williams
46 1993 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Williams
47 1993 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Williams
48 1993 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Williams
49 1993 French Grand Prix round 8 Williams
50 1993 British Grand Prix round 9 Williams
51 1993 German Grand Prix round 10 Williams

pole positions

# event constructor
1 1981 German Grand Prix round 10 Renault
2 1981 Dutch Grand Prix round 12 Renault
3 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Renault
4 1982 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Renault
5 1982 Detroit Grand Prix round 7 Renault
6 1982 Swiss Grand Prix round 14 Renault
7 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix round 16 Renault
8 1983 French Grand Prix round 3 Renault
9 1983 Monaco Grand Prix round 5 Renault
10 1983 Belgian Grand Prix round 6 Renault
11 1984 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
12 1984 German Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
13 1984 Dutch Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
14 1985 Austrian Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
15 1985 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
16 1986 Monaco Grand Prix round 4 McLaren
17 1988 French Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
18 1988 Portuguese Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
19 1989 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
20 1989 French Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
21 1993 South African Grand Prix round 1 Williams
22 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Williams
23 1993 European Grand Prix round 3 Williams
24 1993 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Williams
25 1993 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Williams
26 1993 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Williams
27 1993 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Williams
28 1993 British Grand Prix round 9 Williams
29 1993 German Grand Prix round 10 Williams
30 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Williams
31 1993 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Williams
32 1993 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Williams
33 1993 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Williams

teams & teammates

season teammate
1980 John Watson
Stephen South
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1981 René Arnoux
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1982 René Arnoux
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1983 Eddie Cheever
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1984 Niki Lauda
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1985 Niki Lauda
John Watson
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1986 Keke Rosberg
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1987 Stefan Johansson
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1988 Ayrton Senna
McLaren compare 1988
1989 Ayrton Senna
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1990 Nigel Mansell
Ferrari compare 1990
1991 Jean Alesi
Gianni Morbidelli
Ferrari compare 1991
1993 Damon Hill
Williams compare 1993

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In an emotional interview ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix the day after Hubert was killed in an F2 crash, Prost also revealed that the Renault team had only yesterday agreed a 2020 programme for the Renault junior driver.<br>Prost, who as Renault’s non-executive director had overseen Hubert’s recent progress, said that the tragedy was especially difficult for him to deal with because of how ...

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Prost was appointed earlier this month as a member of the board of Renault Sport Racing Ltd, as a direct replacement for Renault Group executive Thierry Bollore. The latter has left his role with the F1 team as he has taken on extra responsibilities on the road car side since becoming CEO of the parent company after Carlos Ghosn resigned amid controversy in January.<br>Four-time F1 world champion ...

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Prost, who is a special advisor to the French manufacturer, believes that the former Red Bull Racing driver will bring useful knowledge to the team.<br>The Australian, who will partner Nico Hulkenberg, won seven races with Renault power over the past five seasons.<br>"We are very happy with the drivers we had in 2018, that's the first thing we must say," Prost told Motorsport.com. "We're very ...

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Prost says that going ahead of Ferrari rival four-time champion Sebastian Vettel in the record books spurred Hamilton on this year, and that won't apply in the future. Prost still believes that Hamilton can go on to match seven-time title winner Michael Schumacher, but he will have to take it a step at a time. Read Also: Why Hamilton might not trump Schumacher’s F1 ...

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Alain Prost, Williams FW15C Photo by: Sutton Images Twenty-five years ago, Alain Prost won his fourth Formula 1 World Championship to the deafening silence of the masses. It seemed no one even cared, far less celebrated. Why such a muted response? Well, looking back now, it seemed the problem was a combination of all these factors: (1) There had been an air of inevitability about ... ...

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“I’m not going to celebrate like some people,” says Alain Prost of the anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death at Imola on May 1 1994. “I can answer these questions about him, no problem – he was an exceptional guy – but I just don't see it the same way as the other guys do.”To understand why, you have to appreciate the background of their shared history: Prost and Senna fought out what ...

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McLaren will switch to the French power units next year after three disappointing seasons with Honda.Some observers have questioned why Renault would want to supply its power unit to another major team when it already faces competition from Red Bull, but Prost sees only benefits."It will make pressure, for sure," Prost told Motorsport.com. "Because we will have one more competitor in ...

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Sainz has been loaned to Renault for the end of this season and 2018, replacing Jolyon Palmer, and he remains under contract to Red Bull until the end of 2020.Prost said Sainz's debut for Renault in last weekend's US Grand Prix, where he finished seventh while teammate Nico Hulkenberg retired, was a perfect example of why the team wanted to make a driver switch mid-season to boost its ...

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However, Prost confirmed that he would not have let Buemi out of his Formula E contract to race full-time for Toro Rosso in 2018, and that may have scuppered the Swiss driver’s chances of running in Austin.Ultimately, Red Bull preferred to take Brendon Hartley - a driver who would be available race in 2018, given his current employer Porsche's impending exit from the World Endurance ...

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