Alain Prost

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Alain Prost
Alain Prost 2008.jpg
Prost at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix
Nationality French
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 19801991, 1993
Teams McLaren, Renault, Ferrari, Williams
Races 202 (199 starts)
Championships 4 (1985, 1986, 1989, 1993)
Wins 51
Podiums 106
Career points 768.5 (798.5)[1]
Pole positions 33
Fastest laps 41
First race 1980 Argentine Grand Prix
First win 1981 French Grand Prix
Last win 1993 German Grand Prix
Last race 1993 Australian Grand Prix

Alain Prost was a French automobile racer and Formula One World Champion. He was born February 24, 1955 in Saint-Chamond, France. His nickname is "Professor".

Prost is the one of the best Formula One drivers. He won the championship four times: 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993. Only two people have won more times than Prost.

Formula One[change | change source]

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 numbers[change | change source]

Comparison with team-mates[change | change source]

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
1980 5 6 John Watson
1981 43 11 René Arnoux
1982 34 28 René Arnoux
1983 57 22 Eddie Cheever
1984 71.5 72 Niki Lauda
1985 76 (73) 14 Niki Lauda
1986 74 (72) 22 Keke Rosberg
1987 46 30 Stefan Johansson
1988 105 (87) 94 (90) Ayrton Senna
1989 81 (76) 60 Ayrton Senna
1990 73 (71) 37 Nigel Mansell
1991 34 21 Jean Alesi
1993 99 69 Damon Hill

Formula One results[change | change source]

(Races in bold mean pole position, races in italics show fastest lap)

Year Team Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1980 Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M29B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 L V8 ARG
6
BRA
5
RSA
DNS
USW 16th 5
McLaren M29C BEL
Ret
MON
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
6
GER
11
AUT
7
McLaren M30 DUT
6
ITA
7
CAN
Ret
USA
DNS
1981 Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE20B Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 L V6 T USW
Ret
BRA
Ret
ARG
3
SMR
Ret
BEL
Ret
5th 43
Renault RE30 MON
Ret
ESP
Ret
FRA
1
GBR
Ret
GER
2
AUT
Ret
DUT
1
ITA
1
CAN
Ret
LVS
2
1982 Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE30B Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 L V6 T RSA
1
BRA
1
USW
Ret
SMR
Ret
BEL
Ret
MON
7
USE
NC
CAN
Ret
DUT
Ret
GBR
6
FRA
2
GER
Ret
AUT
8
SUI
2
ITA
Ret
LVS
4
4th 34
1983 Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE30C Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 L V6 T BRA
7
2nd 57
Renault RE40 USW
11
FRA
1
SMR
2
MON
3
BEL
1
USA
8
CAN
5
GBR
1
GER
4
AUT
1
DUT
Ret
ITA
Ret
EUR
2
RSA
Ret
1984 Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/2 TAG 1.5 L V6 T BRA
1
RSA
2
BEL
Ret
SMR
1
FRA
7
MON
1
CAN
3
USE
4
USA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
1
AUT
Ret
DUT
1
ITA
Ret
EUR
1
POR
1
2nd 71.5
1985 Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/2B TAG 1.5 L V6 T BRA
1
POR
Ret
SMR
DSQ
MON
1
CAN
3
USA
Ret
FRA
3
GBR
1
GER
2
AUT
1
DUT
2
ITA
1
BEL
3
EUR
4
RSA
3
AUS
Ret
1st 73 (76)
1986 Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/2C TAG 1.5 L V6 T BRA
Ret
ESP
3
SMR
1
MON
1
BEL
6
CAN
2
USA
3
FRA
2
GBR
3
GER
6
HUN
Ret
AUT
1
ITA
DSQ
POR
2
MEX
2
AUS
1
1st 72 (74)
1987 Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/3 TAG 1.5 L V6 T BRA
1
SMR
Ret
BEL
1
MON
9
USA
3
FRA
3
GBR
Ret
GER
7
HUN
3
AUT
6
ITA
15
POR
1
ESP
2
MEX
Ret
JPN
7
AUS
Ret
4th 46
1988 Honda Marlboro McLaren McLaren MP4/4 Honda RA168E 1.5 L V6 T BRA
1
SMR
2
MON
1
MEX
1
CAN
2
USA
2
FRA
1
GBR
Ret
GER
2
HUN
2
BEL
2
ITA
Ret
POR
1
ESP
1
JPN
2
AUS
1
2nd 87 (105)
1989 Honda Marlboro McLaren McLaren MP4/5 Honda RA109E 3.5 L V10 BRA
2
SMR
2
MON
2
MEX
5
USA
1
CAN
Ret
FRA
1
GBR
1
GER
2
HUN
4
BEL
2
ITA
1
POR
2
ESP
3
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
1st 76 (81)
1990 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 641 Ferrari 036 3.5 L V12
Ferrari 036 3.5 L V12
USA
Ret
BRA
1
SMR
4
MON
Ret
2nd 71 (73)
Ferrari 641/2 CAN
5
MEX
1
FRA
1
GBR
1
GER
4
HUN
Ret
BEL
2
ITA
2
POR
3
ESP
1
JPN
Ret
AUS
3
1991 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 642 Ferrari 037 3.5 L V12 USA
2
BRA
4
SMR
DNS
MON
5
CAN
Ret
MEX
Ret
5th 34
Ferrari 643 FRA
2
GBR
3
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
3
POR
Ret
ESP
2
JPN
4
AUS
1993 Canon Williams Renault Williams FW15C Renault RS5 3.5 L V10 RSA
1
BRA
Ret
EUR
3
SMR
1
ESP
1
MON
4
CAN
1
FRA
1
GBR
1
GER
1
HUN
12
BEL
3
ITA
12
POR
2
JPN
2
AUS
2
1st 99

References[change | change source]

  1. Up until 1990, not all points scored by a driver contributed to their final World Championship tally (see point scoring system for more information). Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

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