Alain Marie Pascal Prost (born 24 February 1955) is a French retired racing driver. A four-time Formula One Drivers’ Champion, from 1987 until 2001 he held the record for most Grand Prix victories until Michael Schumacher surpassed Prost’s total of 51 victories at the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix. In 1999, Prost received the World Sports Award of the Century in the motor sport category.
Alain Marie Pascal Prost (born 24 February 1955) is a French retired racing driver. A four-time Formula One Drivers’ Champion, from 1987 until 2001 he held the stamp album for most Grand Prix victories until Michael Schumacher surpassed Prost’s total of 51 victories at the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix. In 1999, Prost expected the World Sports Award of the Century in the motor sport category.
Prost discovered karting at the age of 14 during a relations 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 curtains in the points upon 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 a year cutting edge at his house Grand Prix in France, driving for the factory Renault team.
During the 1980s and in front 1990s Prost formed a fierce sporting rivalry, mainly as soon as Ayrton Senna but in addition to Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell. In 1986, at Adelaide in the last race of the season, he emphasis Mansell and Piquet of Williams to the title, after Mansell retired late in the race and Piquet was pulled in for a late precautionary pit stop. Senna associated Prost at McLaren in 1988 and the two had a series of controversial clashes, including a misfortune at the 1989 Japanese Grand Prix that gave Prost his third Drivers’ Championship. A year far ahead at the similar venue they collided again, but this times Prost, driving for Ferrari, lost out. Before the terminate of a winless 1991 season Prost was passionate by Ferrari for his public criticism of the team. After a sabbatical in 1992, he united the Williams team, prompting Mansell, the reigning Drivers’ Champion, to leave for CART. With a competitive car, Prost won the 1993 championship and retired from Formula One driving at the halt of the year.
In 1997, Prost took beyond 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 in back the wheel, deliberately modelling himself upon personal heroes taking into consideration Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark. He was nicknamed “The Professor” for his intellectual approach to competition. Though it was not a say he particularly cared for, he would assume later that it was an occupy summation of his contact to his racing. Skilled at setting taking place his car for race conditions, Prost would often conserve his brakes and tyres beforehand in a race, leaving them fresher for a challenge at the end.