F1® Clash Legendary Driver Alain Prost
We’ve introduced some of the biggest names in F1® history to F1® Clash! You can now add legendary drivers to your team, including Jacques Villeneuve, David Coulthard, Michael Schumacher and Sir Jackie Stewart.
To celebrate the update we’ll be posting about all of the epic drivers featured and in this post, it’s Alain Prost’s turn!
Alain Prost, born on February 24, 1955, in Lorette, France, is a legendary figure in the world of Formula 1, widely regarded as one of the sport's greatest drivers. His illustrious career in F1 is marked by exceptional talent, calculated racing strategies, and a record of four World Championships.
Prost's journey in F1 began in 1980 when he made his debut with McLaren. His precision and strategic driving quickly gained attention, and he secured his first F1 victory in 1981 at the French Grand Prix. His analytical approach to racing earned him the nickname "The Professor."
In 1984, Prost joined the McLaren team and formed a formidable rivalry with Niki Lauda and later with Ayrton Senna. The battles between Prost and Senna, both as teammates and adversaries, are etched in F1 history. Their intense competition, marked by on-track clashes and contrasting driving styles, captivated fans worldwide.
Prost secured his first World Championship in 1985 and followed it up with titles in 1986 and 1989, establishing himself as a dominant force in F1. His consistency and ability to extract the maximum from his car set him apart from his peers.
After his successful stint at McLaren, Prost joined Ferrari in 1990, where he narrowly missed out on the championship in 1990 and 1991, both times to Ayrton Senna. Despite the close defeats, Prost's reputation as one of F1's finest remained intact.
In 1993, Prost secured his fourth and final World Championship with Williams-Renault, becoming only the second driver at the time to achieve this feat, after Juan Manuel Fangio. This victory solidified his legacy as one of the sport's all-time greats.
Prost retired from F1 at the end of the 1993 season, leaving behind a legacy of 51 Grand Prix wins and a record-breaking 33 pole positions. His meticulous and calculated approach to racing, combined with his remarkable skill, makes him an enduring icon in the world of Formula 1.