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Alain Prost Biography

Alain Marie Pascal Prost, is a French racing driver. A record four-time Formula One Drivers' Cham.pion, Prost has won more titles than any driver except for Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher. At the age of 14, 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 25. He finished in the points on his Formula One début in Argentina and took his first race victory at his home Grand Prix in France. During the 1980s and early 1990s, Prost formed a fierce rivalry with mainly Ayrton Senna. In 1986, at the last race of the season, he managed to pip Mansell and Piquet of Williams to the title after Mansell retired late on in the race. 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. After a sabbatical in 1992, Prost joined the Williams team. With a competitive car, Prost's profile did better and won the 1993 championship and retired from 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. He currently competes in the Andros Trophy, which is an ice racing championship. From 1987 until 2001 Prost held the record for most Grand Prixvictories. 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.  

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5 things to know about the European GP
As F1 touches down in Baku for the European GP, we here at Sportskeeda bring to you 5 things to know about the European GP.
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F1: Study suggests Juan Manuel Fangio is the greatest driver of all time
The Argentine was a six time world champion during his career.
A tribute: Remembering the inimitable Ayrton Senna
A tribute: Remembering the inimitable Ayrton Senna
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5 instances in Formula 1 where teammates simply hated each other
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5 most iconic F1 nicknames of all time
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F1 Drivers pay tribute to Jules Bianchi
F1 Drivers pay tribute to Jules Bianchi
Bianchi's currently racing colleagues paid homage to the 25-year-old, who passed away last week following 9 months in a coma.
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5 Interesting Incidents at the Spanish Grand Prix
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Belgian Grand Prix: How it panned out
Belgian Grand Prix: How it panned out
Belgian Grand Prix: How it panned out
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Five closest F1 championship battles
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Ayrton Senna: Tribute to a legend
Ayrton Senna: Tribute to a legend
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Is Lewis Hamilton now one of the all-time greats in Formula One?
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All you need to know about the 19 race tracks in the upcoming F1 season
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A tribute to the Legend: Michael Schumacher
A tribute to the Legend: Michael Schumacher
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