Alain Prost articles on F1 Fanatic archive

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 […]

F1?s greatest winners (F1 in numbers) 28th February 2009, 7:00

Since Giuseppe Farina?s victory in the first ever F1 world championship race at Silverstone in 1950, Formula 1 drivers have been locked in battle to see who can be the fastest for the longest, and win more races than anybody else. These are the seven drivers who have held the title of F1?s most prolific […]

Ron Dennis’s three decades as McLaren team principal, 1980-2009 16th January 2009, 20:18

Ron Dennis is stepping down as McLaren team principal. Here’s how he turned the team Bruce McLaren founded into one of the most successful in F1.

F60: another name change for Ferrari 13th January 2009, 9:47

Ferrari’s new 2009 F1 car launched yesterday may mark another change in the team’s somewhat esoteric approach to naming its cars. Here’s a brief guide to how Ferrari have named their F1 cars from 1950 to 2009.

Ron Dennis on how the Hamilton-Alonso row compared to Senna and Prost 10th January 2009, 23:41

McLaren boss Ron Dennis gave the annual Watkins lecture at Autosport International yesterday. He was interviewed at length by veteran commentator Murray Walker for around an hour. One of the most interesting moments came when he discussed how he managed the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso in 2007, and how it compared to […]

1988 Brazilian Grand Prix flashback 29th October 2008, 7:00

When McLaren turned up at the first race of 1988 with scarcely any testing miles on its new car, few expected the MP4/4s to dominated the season the way they did. But at the Brazilian Grand Prix hopes of a closely-fought season were wrecked as McLaren dominated. Guest writer Andrew Tsvyk tells the story. This […]

How Murray Walker made great F1 championship moments special (Video) 27th October 2008, 11:00

You never forget a great championship-deciding moment. But what can turn a memorable moment into an emotional peak is a well-delivered commentary. Whether shocking, joyous or poignant, these are some of the great high points, for me, of recent years. No surprise the commentary for much of them was supplied by Murray Walker – whether […]

Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated 9th September 2008, 13:00

Lewis Hamilton will have to hand over his Belgian Grand Prix winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa (appeal pending). It will be small comfort to him that plenty of other drivers have had wins taken off them in the past. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and others have lost race wins after the chequered flag. More encouragingly […]

100 F1 race winners: statistics 15th August 2008, 7:00

To finish our look at the 100 different driver to have won a Grand Prix here’s a statistical breakdown of the different winners so far. Which country has won the most Grands Prix? What’s been the longest stretch without the same driver winning twice? Who won his home race the most? Find out below.

100 F1 race winners part 7: 1977-1982 11th August 2008, 7:00

Jackie Stewart’s record of 27 victories stood for 14 years until Alain Prost surpassed his mark. The French driver would go on to win four championships and 51 races. Two other champions of the eighties covered in this part of the guide to F1 race winners are Alan Jones and Nelson Piquet. Jones won their […]