Alain Prost     

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Full nameAlain Marie Pascal PROST
Date and Place of birthThursday, 24th February 1955 at the clinic "Les Berceaux" in Lorette (Loire), near Saint-Chamond (France)
ZodiacPisces
Full name of his fatherAndré Prost
Mother's full nameMarie-Rose Prost-Karatchian
Parents professionartisants, furniture-dealer
Grand-parentsMother's side:
Victoria Karatchian, no information available about grandfather

Father's side:
Marie Prost, Antoine Prost
SiblingsOne brother:
Daniel, died because of cancer on 17th september 1986.
He was 32 (Daniel was born in 1953)...
Spouse nameAnne-Marie Prost
Date of Wedding: Friday, 1st August 1980
Place of Wedding: Saint-Chamond (France)
Children2 sons and 1 daughter:
  • Nicolas Jean Prost
    (born 18.08.1981 at Saint-Chamond (France); weight at birth: 3,5 kg)
  • Sacha Prost
    (born 30.05.1990)
  • Victoria Prost (daughter of Bernadette Laffite-Cottin)
    (born 10.04.1996)
NieceCaroline Prost (daughter of Alain's brother Daniel, born 1980)
Caroline lives in Mizérieux, Rhone-Alpes (France)
AddressesAlain lived with his wife in St. Chamond from 1980 until March 1983. In April 1983, they temporarly moved to Sainte-Croix (Switzerland) until they found their new home in Yens, Switzerland.
They lived in Yens until 30th November 1999. On 1st December 1999 they officially moved to 1260 Nyon (Switzerland) - For privacy reasons, the full address will not be published on this website.

Other residences: 75017 Paris, 71330 Saint-Germain-du-Bois, 92430 Marnes-la-Coquette, Meribel, Arcangues / Biarritz, Eygalières (addresses top secret)
Height1,67 meter (5ft 4in)
Weight61 kilos (changing, of course)
EyesGrey-green
Favourite musicEverything, including classical music. For example: Paul Simon, Elton John, Placido Domingo
Favourite drinkPassugger (Swiss mineral water) and from time to time a good wine (Bordeaux) during a meal
Least favourite drinkBad red wine
Favourite mealA good vegetable soup! Followed by: pasta, fruits, mousse au chocolat or black Toblerone (Swiss chocolate-speciality). If you should ever make boiled eggs for Alain: he likes them boiled for exactly 3 minutes and 30 seconds!
Least favourite foodMexican food
Favourite lectureFunny books, Le Figaro, Le Matin and the French sport-newspaper "L'Equipe", although Alain doesn't normally have the same oppinion. But he likes to see all the results
Private carsDepends on actual sponsors/employer:
Renault, Mercedes, Porsche, Honda and Ferrari.

Alains first car, which he bought in 1976, was an Opel Kadett GTE. Alain did never drive the F40 he got from Ferrari, he sold it instead - Alain prefered Mercedes in the eighties (he had a sponsorship deal, like most F1 drivers did at the time). In 2003 and 2004, he was often seen in an Audi. Later, he bought a Ford Mustang which he drove in France. In Switzerland he kept driving Audi.
HobbiesCycling, golf, skiing, soccer (St. Etienne), motor boats, (cordless) telephone, sleeping, hunting
PulseNormally between 58 and 60, before an F1 start: 85, during an F1 race: over 120!
Blood groupAB Rh+
Bicycle LicensesFFC License: 2113121012
UCI License: FRA19550224
Category: Pass'Cyclisme - D4
Best friends in F 1
  • Stefan Johannson
  • Jean Alesi (before he left Team Prost GP)
  • J.-L. Moncet (French journalist)
Honours
  • Legion d'Honneur
    (France, 1985)
  • Champion of Champions Trophy
    (GP Former Drivers Club, 1988)
  • OBE
    (Great Britain, 1993)
  • World Sports Awards of the Century
    (Austria, Nov. 1999)
First Grand Prix1980, Buenos Aires, Argentina on McLaren M29, 6th place
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Alain's F1-Statistics/Records

F1-Races199 (of that 107 on McLaren)
Starts on Turbos126 - RECORD
GP Wins51 (Record broken by M. Schumacher on 02.09.2001)
Win-percentage25.50 %
Successive Years of Winning10 (1981-1990)
(Record broken by M. Schumacher 2002)
Wins of own national GP's6 (France 1981-1993) - RECORD
Win from lowest grid position13th (Mexico 1990)
Second places35
Third places20
Fourth places10
Fifth places5
Sixth places7
Races in the points128
Pole Positions33 (16.50 %)
Successive Pole Positions7 (1993)
Front rows86
Fastest laps41 - (20.50 %)
Fastest laps in a season7 (1988)
Win/Fastest lap doubles21 - (Record broken by M. Schumacher)
Pole/Fastest lap doubles15
Win/Pole Position doubles18
Points798.5 - (3.99 per race)
Most points in a season105 (1988)
Laps led2'684.1 = 12'481.3 km = 7'755.5 miles
Races led85
Races led in a season15 (1993) - RECORD
World Championship Titles4 (1985, 1986, 1989, 1993)



Alain's career year by year since 1973

19731st place in French Junior Karting Championship
1st place in European Junior Karting Championship
14th place in Senior Karting Worldchampionship
2nd place in the French Senior Karting Championship
1974Alain is French Senior Karting Champion and European Junior Karting Champion
1975Retired in Senior Karting Worldchampionship because of accident
25th October: 1st place in the Pilote Elf award at Winfield School
1976Alain is French Formula Renault-Champion
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1977Alain is European Formula Renault-Champion
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1978 Alain is French Formula 3-Champion and 9th in the European Formula 3-Championship
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1979Alain is European and French Formula 3-Champion
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198015th place in F1 World Championship
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19815th place in F1 World Championship
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1982 4th place in F1 World Championship
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19832nd place in F1 World Championship
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19842nd place in F1 World Championship
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1985Alain is Formula 1 World Champion!
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1986Alain is Formula 1 World Champion!
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19874th place in F1 World Championship
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19882nd place in F1 World Championship
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1989Alain is Formula 1 World Champion!
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19902nd place in F1 World Championship
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19915th place in F1 World Championship
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1992Alain works as a commentator for French TV
1993Alain is Formula 1 World Champion!
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1994-1995Alain works for French TV (TF1) and for Renault (Public Relations)
1996Formula One Technical Advisor to Team McLaren
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1997Alain bought the Ligier-team and is team-owner of
Team Prost Grand Prix.
Team Prost Championship Standings Table 1997
1998Alain is the president of Team Prost Grand Prix
Team Prost Championship Standings Table 1998
1999Alain is the president of Team Prost Grand Prix
Team Prost Championship Standings Table 1999
2000Alain is the president of Team Prost Grand Prix
Team Prost Championship Standings Table 2000
2001Alain is the president of Team Prost Grand Prix
Team Prost Championship Standings Table 2001
Click here for Alain's bicycle race results 2001
2002Alain's Team Prost Grand Prix has gone in liquidation.
Alain spends time with his family and takes part in bicycle races.
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2003Alain is racing in the French Andros Trophy ice racing series.
Alain is an Ambassador for Uniroyal.
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Click here for Alain's race results in Andros Trophy 2003/2004
2nd place in Andros Trophy Championship 2003/2004
2004Alain is racing in the French Andros Trophy ice racing series.
Alain is an Ambassador for Uniroyal.
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Click here for Alain's race results in Andros Trophy 2004/2005
3rd place in Andros Trophy Championship 2004/2005
2005Alain is racing in the French Andros Trophy ice racing series.
Alain won the Race of Legends at Norisring.
Alain is an Ambassador for Uniroyal.
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Click here for Alain's race results in Andros Trophy 2005/2006
20062nd place in Andros Trophy 2005/2006!
Alain is an Ambassador for Uniroyal until May 2006.
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Click here for Alain's race results in Andros Trophy 2006/2007
2007Alain is Andros Trophy Champion 2006/2007!
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2008Alain is Andros Trophy Champion 2007/2008!
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Click here for Alain's race results in Andros Trophy 2008/2009
20092nd place in Andros Trophy 2008/2009!
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20102nd place in Andros Trophy 2009/2010!
Alain competed in the Race of Champions.
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20112nd place in Andros Trophy 2010/2011!
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Click here for Alain's race results in Andros Trophy 2011/2012

2012Andros Trophy Champion 2011/2012!
Ambassador of the Renault brand
Alain took part in the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race
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2013Ambassador of the Renault brand
Co-founder of e.dams Formula E Team
Alain took part in the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race
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2014Ambassador of the Renault brand
Co-founder of e.dams Formula E Team
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