Alain Prost articles on F1 Fanatic archive
20 years since Senna took out Prost at Suzuka 21st October 2010, 0:02
Ayrton Senna clinched the 1990 world championship in a deeply controversial Japanese Grand Prix. He rammed into rival Alain Prost at the first corner at Suzuka, taking both of them out of the race.
The drivers who defied team orders 18th August 2010, 16:00
Here are three drivers who refused to let their team mates pass when ordered to – or overtook them when they weren’t supposed to.
Hamilton, Button & Senna’s McLaren (video) 30th June 2010, 10:48
McLaren have put out a video showing Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button poking around their store of old Formula 1 cars and pulling back the covers on a 1988 MP4-4. Both take turns sitting in the car which was driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, winning 15 of the 16 races they started. It [...]
Prost Jnr drives F1 Renault (Pictures) 20th June 2010, 13:37
Nicolas Prost, son of four-times F1 champion Alain Prost, imitated his father by driving a Renault F1 car at Magny-Cours this weekend. Prost drove a 2009-spec Renault R29. The car carried the team’s 2010 colour scheme which harks back to the design used when his father drove for them in the early eighties.
Top ten… Home Grand Prix wins 23rd March 2010, 16:10
Over the years we’ve seen how performing in front of a home crowd can inspire greatness in racing drivers. Can Mark Webber emulate great drivers of the past like Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark and Ayrton Senna by winning his home Grand Prix? If he does expect a reaction from the Australian crowd similar to [...]
Prost to race Duster on ice 19th November 2009, 18:41
The Dacia range of cars isn’t sold here in Britain and the brand is probably best known for Top Gear’s running joke about James May’s fixation with its Sandero model. But Renault is to give its economy brand a boost by entering it in the annual Trophee Andros ice-racing tournament in France – with four-times [...]
“Senna versus Prost” – read the review and win one of six copies 26th May 2009, 7:00
We’ve already had one new book on Ayrton Senna to mark the 15th anniversary of his death – and here’s another. But this one has a twist. Written after discussions with Alain Prost, “Senna versus Prost” tells the story of their infamous rivalry which dominated F1 from the moment they became team mates in 1988, [...]
Six decades of great F1 drivers in Igor’s collection of pictures and autographs 14th May 2009, 7:00
Remember I said I didn’t see the point of autographs? I take it all back. Have a look at these great pictures from Igor’s massive collection of F1 driver autographs. From Vettel to Andretti, and Massa to Scheckter, his collection spans six decades of Formula 1 and mainly centres around Ferrari drivers, plus a few [...]
Australian GP history 1985-1995 (Video) 24th March 2009, 7:00
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks back on the history of the Australian Grand Prix. It’s back! F1 2009 is about to get under way, and so are we! I’m back for the new season, ready to share with you the history of the sport. Let’s kick things off with the season-opener, the Australian Grand [...]
The five things that made me an F1 fan 12th March 2009, 12:00
It was pure chance that I happened across a live broadcast of the British Grand Prix on BBC Grandstand in 1989. That first glimpse of Formula 1 captivated me, aged seven, and over the coming years the sport got under my skin. How did I turn into an F1 fan? Here are the five things [...]