Alain Prost

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Alain Marie Pascal Prost (French: [alɛ̃ pʁɔst]; born 24 February 1955) is a French retired racing driver and Formula One team owner. A four-time Formula One World 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. Prost discovered karting at the age of 15 during a family holiday. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alain Prost has received more than 3,448,211 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Alain Prost is the 7th most popular racing driver (up from 8th in 2019), the 370th most popular biography from France (up from 373rd in 2019) and the most popular French Racing Driver.

Alain Prost is most famous for being a four-time Formula One world champion, winning in 1985, 1986, 1989, and 1993.

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Among racing drivers, Alain Prost ranks 7 out of 1,080Before him are Enzo Ferrari, Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio, and James Hunt. After him are Ken Miles, Alberto Ascari, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, Nelson Piquet, and Carroll Shelby.

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Among people born in 1955, Alain Prost ranks 11Before him are Rowan Atkinson, Michel Platini, Tim Berners-Lee, Jair Bolsonaro, Koji Tanaka, and Kevin Costner. After him are Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Ornella Muti, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Willem Dafoe, Isabelle Adjani, and Guillermo Lasso.

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Among people born in France, Alain Prost ranks 370 out of 6,770Before him are Guillaume de Machaut (1300), Henri Charrière (1906), Pope Nicholas II (990), Philip the Bold (1342), Jean Baudrillard (1929), and Nicolas Appert (1749). After him are Charles, Count of Valois (1270), Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674), Theodor Eicke (1892), Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834), Ève Curie (1904), and André Malraux (1901).


Among racing drivers born in France, Alain Prost ranks 1After him are François Cevert (1944), Jean Todt (1946), Didier Pironi (1952), René Arnoux (1948), Jacques Laffite (1943), Patrick Depailler (1944), Michèle Mouton (1951), Maurice Trintignant (1917), Patrick Tambay (1949), Jean Alesi (1964), and Jean-Louis Schlesser (1948).