Undoubtedly one of the best Formula 1 drivers, scoring second among most wins, behind Schumacher and just ahead of Senna, although Senna's career ended prematurely. Greatest rival of Ayrton Senna and vice versa. Debuted in F1 with McLaren in 1980 and stayed with McLaren up until the end of 1989, leaving because he felt Senna was getting more attention and admitted to hating Senna. Won the World Championship four times, three with McLaren (1985, 1986, 1988) and once with Williams (1993) in the best car of the year by far. Retired after winning the Championship in 1993 and regained his respect for Senna especially after his death in 1994 and said that he would never sit in a Formula 1 car to show his respect.
As they go through Becketts, Prost passes Senna -- no, Senna regains position! Coming back around, Prost goes for it again on the first corner, moving up, and no again, Senna doesn't let him pass! Finally Prost overtakes Senna on the Hanger Straight, thanks to the superior car.
by Conquerer July 31, 2005
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One of the best Formula one racer ever. His rivalry with Ayrton Senna was the most exiting the sport has ever seen. He retired in 1993 after winning the championship for the fourth time. Still races today in France in the "ice race championship".
I was driving like alain Prost down the freeway at 3:00 Am
by OlivierP June 07, 2006