Alain Prost facts for kids
Prost in 2012
|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|
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
Comparison with team-mates
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 results
(Races in bold mean pole position, races in italics show fastest lap)
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