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Alain Prost

Alain Marie Pascal Prost, born February 24, 1955 in Saint-Chamond, Loire, France, is one of the most successful Formula One drivers of all time. During his Formula One career, which lasted from 1980 to 1993, he won 51 Grand Prix (a record until Michael Schumacher overtook this total in 2001) and was driver's world champion four times.

The rivalry between Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna is said by many to be one of the most exciting ones between two drivers clearly a class ahead of any other in their day. See the resources for a link to an interview with Prost about Senna, a topic that Prost usually steadfastly refuses to discuss.

From 1997 to 2001 he owned and managed the Prost Grand Prix racing team. The team went bankrupt in early 2002.