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Alain Prost Biography, Wiki, Height, Weight, Personal Life, Net Worth, F1 Career

Alain Prost Biography: Alain Prost is a French racing driver who has impressed the racing world with his abilities. Since discovering he was a natural driver at the age of 14, he has worked hard to become the best driver in the world.

Alain Prost Biography

Alain Prost Biography: Alain Marie Pascal Prost was born in Loire, France, on February 24, 1955. He was born an active child who participated early in sports such as football and wrestling. Andre, his father, was a producer of kitchen furnishings. Alain’s younger brother Daniel died of cancer in 1986, and he struggled to cope with his loss. With a passion for sports and fitness, Alain’s first job choice was to become a gym instructor or pursue a career as a professional soccer player. These plans, however, ended when he reached 14 and discovered kart racing. He quickly began to win karting championships and got fascinated with the sport. His desire grew so strong that he left school in 1974 to pursue a career as a professional race driver.

Alain Prost Biography

Alain Prost Wiki

NameAlain Prost
Date Of BirthFebruary 24, 1955
Birth PlaceLoire, France
Height5ft 5inch
Zodiac SignTaurus
ProfessionRacing Driver
Net Worth$100 million
Car CollectionN/A

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Alain Prost’s Net Worth

Alain Prost is a French race car driver with a $100 million net worth.

Alain Prost Personal Life

In 1955, Alain married the love of his life, Anne-Marie, and they had two boys, Sacha and Nicolas Prost. They had known one other since they were children but could not marry since neither had the financial means. Anne-Marie was not a lover of racing and rarely went to races when Alain was driving. The marriage, however, did not last, and the pair divorced. Alain had a daughter named Victoria after a relationship with Bernadette Cottin. His children have had their children, and Alain now has three grandchildren: Mika, Kimi, and Liam.

Alain Prost Biography

Alain Prost Career

Alain Prost made such a name for himself in karting that multiple Formula One teams made him offers. He contracted with McLaren for the 1980 season, and despite being highly successful during this time, he suffered a concussion due to multiple accidents. After signing with Renault, Alain won his first Formula One and subsequent races.

Alain’s relationship with Renault’s management team became difficult despite his victories, as the team used him as a scapegoat for their failure to win a championship. In the six seasons following his 1984 signing with the British McLaren team, he won 30 races and became the first French Formula One World Champion. However, a dark cloud was on the horizon as Aryton Senna and Alain Prost were to engage in the most bitter feud in Formula One history.

While Alain’s mood was calm, and he started the race slowly, Aryton stepped on the gas from the beginning. Alain joined Ferrari and won five races before the car’s failure to remain competitive caused him to lose his first race in ten years. He publicly blamed Ferrari for not meeting their obligations, and as a result, he was dismissed. After serving as a commentator in 1992, he returned to Formula One with Renault and won multiple races. After winning the 1993 championships, Alain partially retired because his long-time rival, Aryton Senna, might join his team.

He continued to comment and subsequently decided to join the McLaren team as an advisor. In 1997 he also purchased the Ligier team and renamed it Prost Grand Prix. The team was highly successful but split in 2001 due to financial and political issues.

Prost remained with the Renault Formula One Team, which was renamed “Alpine F1 Team” in 2021, until his departure in January 2022.

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