Alain Prost

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Alain Marie Pascal Prost (born 24 February 1955) is a French retired racing driver. A four-time Formula One 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. In 1999, Prost received the World Sports Award of the Century in the motor sport category.Prost discovered karting at the age of 14 during a family holiday. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alain Prost has received more than 2,321,721 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Alain Prost is the 7th most popular racing driver, the 437th most popular biography from France (down from 401st 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 888Before him are Niki Lauda, Enzo Ferrari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, and James Hunt. After him are Giuseppe Farina, Ken Miles, Alberto Ascari, Carroll Shelby, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Bruce McLaren.

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Among people born in 1955, Alain Prost ranks 10Before him are Rowan Atkinson, Jair Bolsonaro, Nicolas Sarkozy, Michel Platini, Tim Berners-Lee, and Kevin Costner. After him are Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Whoopi Goldberg, Kris Jenner, Angus Young, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Willem Dafoe.

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Among people born in France, Alain Prost ranks 437 out of 5,234Before him are Pierre Gassendi (1592), Aristide Briand (1862), Patrick Modiano (1945), Robert Delaunay (1885), Paul Éluard (1895), and Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729). After him are Urbain Le Verrier (1811), Raymond Kopa (1931), Georges Bataille (1897), Louis, Dauphin of France (1729), Camille Desmoulins (1760), and Antoine of Navarre (1518).


Among racing drivers born in France, Alain Prost ranks 1After him are Jean Todt (1946), François Cevert (1944), Jacques Laffite (1943), Pierre Levegh (1905), René Arnoux (1948), Didier Pironi (1952), Patrick Depailler (1944), Michèle Mouton (1951), Maurice Trintignant (1917), Jean Alesi (1964), and Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1937).

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