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Alain Prost

Alain Prost, 1980. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009, part of the Colin Taylor Productions collection. Used with permission.

Alain Prost, 1980. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009, part of the Colin Taylor Productions collection. Used with permission.

Alain Prost, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2012. Copyright David Hayhoe, 2012. Used with Permission.

Alain Prost, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2012. Copyright David Hayhoe, 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

24 Feb 1955
Lorette, Saint-Chamond, nr. St. Etienne

Nationality:

France

Grands Prix:

199 (1980-1993)

F2 starts:

3 (1977-1978)

Teams:

Prost (1997-2001)

Four times World Champion who took on the running of the Ligier team, renaming it Prost and initially started very well. But Panis' injury in 1997 led to a downfall in fortunes and Prost announced bankruptcy in 2002. After a well-deserved rest, he's back and indeed racing and winning, in the annual ice racing tournaments (Champion in 2007 and 2008, no less) and in French GT racing. Also works as a motorsport advisor and helps his son, Nicolas, who is now racing and is now involved in the new Formula E series, in which Nicolas races for his father's team. In 2016, Prost was also announced as Renault F1's ambassador and as a pundit for Britain's Channel 4 TV coverage. In 2017, Prost's role with Renault became a more involved one as their Formula 1 adviser.

Biography last updated 21 Feb 2017