Alain Prost is a French retired automobile racer and Formula One World Champion. He was born February 24, 1955 in Lorette, France. His nickname is "Professor".
|Born||Alain Marie Pascal Prost|
24 February 1955
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1980–1991, 1993|
|Teams||McLaren, Renault, Ferrari, Williams|
|Entries||202 (199 starts)|
|Championships||4 (1985, 1986, 1989, 1993)|
|Career points||768.5 (798.5)|
|First entry||1980 Argentine Grand Prix|
|First win||1981 French Grand Prix|
|Last win||1993 German Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1993 Australian Grand Prix|
Prost is the one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He won the championship four times: 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993. Only Lewis Hamilton (7), Michael Schumacher (7) and Juan Manuel Fangio (5) have won more times than Prost.
He started driving with McLaren in 1980. From 1981 until 1983, he was racing for Renault F1. Prost returned to McLaren in 1984 and raced for them until 1989. During this time he won his first three championships. Prost left McLaren to race for Scuderia Ferrari in 1990 and 1991. In 1992, Prost took a year off from racing. He returned to racing in 1993 with WilliamsF1. Prost retired from racing after winning his fourth title in that year.
Prost raced in 202 Grand Prix races between 1980 and 1993. He held the record for most wins with 51 until 2001. He was in the pole position in 33 of those races and had the fastest lap time in 41 races.
Career in numbersEdit
Comparison with team-matesEdit
In his career, Prost beat nearly all his team-mates on total points, including five World Champions. Only in 1980 he lost by a point and in 1984 by half a point.
|Year||Prost's points||Team-mates' points||Team-mate|
|1985||76 (73)||14||Niki Lauda|
|1986||74 (72)||22||Keke Rosberg|
|1988||105 (87)||94 (90)||Ayrton Senna|
|1989||81 (76)||60||Ayrton Senna|
|1990||73 (71)||37||Nigel Mansell|
Formula One resultsEdit
(Races in bold mean pole position, races in italics show fastest lap)
- ↑ Up until 1990, not all points scored by a driver contributed to their final World Championship tally (see list of points scoring systems for more information). Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
- Grand Prix History - Hall of Fame Archived 2008-06-12 at the Wayback Machine, Alain Prost
- Alain Prost statistics