99. Alain Prost

alain prost
Age 66
Occupation Special Advisor, Alpine F1 Team
Nationality French
Position Last Year New

Alain Prost (born 24 February 1955) is a French retired racing driver. A four-time Formula One Drivers’ Champion, from 1987 until 2001 he held the record for most Grand Prix victories until Michael Schumacher surpassed Prost’s total of 51 victories at the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix. In 1999, Prost received the World Sports Award of the Century in the motorsport category.

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Alain Prost is a Special Advisor to the Alpine F1 Team, remaining in the role he has held since 2017.

Alain and Renault have a long working history. Alain raced for the Equipe Renault Elf F1 Team in the early part of his F1 career, from 1981 to 1983. Over this period, he won nine races, only missing the drivers’ title in 1983 by two points. He resumed his relationship with Renault in 1993 after joining Williams. The Frenchman went on to dominate the championship with seven wins, securing his fourth and final world title in the process.

Alain is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors for the Alpine F1 Team.

I’ve been asked for 40 years who the best driver ever is! I have never replied because I wonder if I would have been as good as [Juan Manuel] Fangio driving his car, for example. He was the best of his generation, like I was with Ayrton [Senna], like Michael Schumacher in his time or Lewis Hamilton today.

Alain Prost
Four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion

Alain Prost was married to Anne-Marie (born 14 February 1955), but they divorced sometime later. They have two sons, Nicolas (born 18 August 1981) and Sacha Prost (born 30 May 1990). Prost also has a daughter, Victoria, born from his relationship with Bernadette Cottin. From 2014 to 2018, Nicolas raced in Formula E for e.dams Renault, a team partially run by his father.

Prost lived in his hometown, Saint-Chamond, until he and his Renault team fell out in the early 1980s. In April 1983 the Prost family moved to Sainte-Croix, Switzerland, and shortly after to Yens, Switzerland. They moved to Switzerland after Renault workers went to Prost’s house in France and burned his Mercedes-Benz and another one of his road cars. They lived there until November 1999, when they moved to Nyon in the same country. Through Nicolas, Alain Prost has two grandsons named Kimi (born November 2015) and Mika (born December 2020). Through Sacha, he has another grandson named Liam (born June 2018).

In 1986, Alain Prost was awarded the Légion d’honneur by the French President, François Mitterrand.

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