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Helmet of Alain Prost

Flag of France Alain Prost

full name Alain Marie Pascal Prost nationality French age 67 years old born February 24, 1955 hometown St. Chamond

Racing highlights

19931stFormula One World Championship for Drivers
19902ndFormula One World Championship for Drivers
19891stFIA Formula One World Drivers Championship
19882ndFormula One World Championship for Drivers
19861stFormula 1 World Championship for Drivers
19851stFormula 1 World Championship for Drivers
19842ndFormula 1 World Championship for Drivers
19832ndFormula One World Championship for Drivers
19791stFormula 3 France
19791stFormula 3 Europe
19781stFormula 3 France
19771stChallenge de Formule Renault Europe
19761stFormule Renault Nationale

Racing career summary

Races entered273
Wins83
Podiums148
Pole positions60
Fastest laps64
Race win percentage30.4%
Podium percentage54.2%

Karting highlights

19741stFrench Championship Elite
19732ndFrench Championship Elite
19731stFrench Championship - Junior

Driver relations

Father of Nicolas Prost.

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Alain Prost.

Alain Prost vs. Jackie Stewart | Alain Prost vs. Fernando Alonso | Alain Prost vs. Emmanuel Collard | Alain Prost vs. Michael Schumacher

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

2005Racing11 races1 win3 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1995Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1993Racing16 races7 wins12 podiums13 pole position6 fastest race laps
1992Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1991Racing14 races0 wins5 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1990Racing16 races5 wins9 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1989Racing16 races4 wins11 podiums2 pole position5 fastest race laps
1988Racing16 races7 wins14 podiums2 pole position7 fastest race laps
1987Racing16 races3 wins7 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1986Racing16 races4 wins11 podiums1 pole positions2 fastest race laps
1985Racing16 races5 wins11 podiums2 pole position5 fastest race laps
1984Racing17 races7 wins9 podiums4 pole position3 fastest race laps
1983Racing15 races4 wins7 podiums3 pole position3 fastest race laps
1982Racing17 races3 wins5 podiums6 pole position4 fastest race laps
1981Racing15 races3 wins6 podiums2 pole position1 fastest race lap
1980Racing13 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1979Racing15 races11 wins13 podiums7 pole position11 fastest race laps
1978Racing11 races1 win3 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1977Racing18 races6 wins10 podiums4 pole position0 fastest race laps
1976Racing15 races12 wins12 podiums11 pole position11 fastest race laps
1974KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1973KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.

Career details – the racing career of Alain Prost

2005 French GT Championship

PositionPointsTeam
11th104Exagon Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111320
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chrysler Viper GTS-R

1995 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1993 Formula One World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
1st99Canon Williams
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
16712136
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Williams FW15CRenault 3.5Goodyear

1992 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Ligier
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1991 Formula One World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
5th34Scuderia Ferrari SpA
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
140501
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 642Ferrari 3.5Goodyear
Ferrari 643Ferrari 3.5Goodyear

1990 Formula One World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
2nd71Scuderia Ferrari SpA
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
165902
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 641Ferrari 3.5Goodyear

1989 FIA Formula One World Drivers Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st76Honda Marlboro McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1641125
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-5Honda 3.5Goodyear

1988 Formula One World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
2nd87Honda Marlboro McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1671427
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-4Honda 1.5 turboGoodyear

1987 Formula One World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
4th46Marlboro McLaren International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
163702
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4/3TAG-Porsche 1.5 turboGoodyear

1986 Formula 1 World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
1st72Marlboro McLaren International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1641112
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-2CTAG-Porsche 1.5 turboGoodyear

1985 Formula 1 World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
1st73Marlboro McLaren International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1651125
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-2BTAG-Porsche 1.5 turboGoodyear

1984 Formula 1 World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
2nd71.5Marlboro McLaren International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
167933
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-2TAG-Porsche 1.5 turboMichelin

1984 Nürburgring Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
15th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10010
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3 16V Cosworth Pirelli

1983 Formula One World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
2nd57 Equipe Renault Elf
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
154733
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Renault RE30CRenault 1.5 turboMichelin
Renault RE40Renault 1.5 turboMichelin

1982 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
4th34Equipe Renault Elf
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
162454
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Renault RE30BRenault 1.5 turboMichelin

1982 Australian Drivers' Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT4 (Ford BDD)

1981 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
5th43Equipe Renault Elf
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
153621
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Renault RE20BRenault 1.5 turboMichelin
Renault RE30Renault 1.5 turboMichelin

1980 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
16th5McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
110000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M29BCosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear
McLaren M30Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1980 XXVI Gran Premio de España

PositionPointsTeam
0Marlboro Team McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M29BCosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1980 Procar BMW M1

PositionPointsTeam
21st6BMW Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1BMW 3.5

1979 Vandervell British F3 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th4ORECA
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini MK27 (Renault)

1979 Formula 3 France

PositionPointsTeam
1st75Oreca
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
55545
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini MK27 (Renault)

1979 Formula 3 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
1st67Ecurie Elf
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
96836
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini MK27Renault

1978 Formula 3 Britain BRDC Vandervell

PositionPointsTeam
9th18Automobiles Martini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini MK21B (Renault)

1978 Formula 3 France

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Oreca
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini MK21B (Renault)

1978 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
0Fred Opert Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B40 (Hart)

1978 Formula 3 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
9th10Ecurie Elf
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
71111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini MK21BRenault

1978 Formula 3 Britain BARC

PositionPointsTeam
13th7Automobiles Martini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini MK21B (Renault)

1977 Challenge de Formule Renault Europe

PositionPointsTeam
1st157
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
166104?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini MK20E (Renault)

1977 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
0Willi Kauhsen Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kauhsen 2J (Renault)

1976 Formule Renault Nationale

PositionPointsTeam
1st112Ecurie Elf
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1312121011
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini MK17 (Renault)

1976 Challenge de Formule Renault Europe

PositionPointsTeam
28th1Equipe Danielson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2001?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T410 (Renault)

1974 French Championship Elite

PositionPointsTeam
1st0

1974 World Championship 100cc

PositionPointsTeam
23rd0

1973 French Championship Elite

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0

1973 French Championship - Junior

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
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