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This Formula One champion wants to inspire others to stay ahead
Four times Formula One champion
Has been awarded an OBE and a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur
Topics covered include Winning and Constant Motivation, Staying Ahead and Teamwork and Collaboration
Alain Prost is an honest and knowledgeable speaker, holding the attention of his audience effortlessly. He knows how it feels to strive and succeed as an individual and as part of a team, something which is vital in all working environments. Motivating others comes easily to Alain and he hopes to inspire others to achieve success in their chosen fields.
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Winning and constant Motivation
Teamwork and Collaboration
Alain Prost is a true star of
Formula One World Championships
, having won four titles. This record has only been beaten by Manuel Fangio (with five) and Michael Schumacher (with seven). Alain held the record for the most
victories for fourteen years and in 1999 was awarded the
World Sports Award of the Century
Alain Prost was born on 24 February 1955 in
. At the age of fourteen he first tried go-carting whilst on a family holiday and fell in love with the sport. He left school in 1974 in order to become further involved in racing, supporting himself by learning some kart mechanic basics.
From Go-Karting to Formula One
The prize for winning the
French senior go-karting championship
was a season with
, and a young Alain soon won this. Being talented and ambitious, he progressed to
and won several
at the age of 25. After some disputes within the team, Alain chose to move to
where he enjoyed great success, before moving back to
in 1984. As his fame in the world of
grew, Alain moved to
. After numerous victories and an eventful few years, he returned to
in 1993 where his success continued.
He has worked commentating on televised races and has also been involved in
A World Renowned Driver
His racing career has been inspirational; not only a
World Championship record holder
for fourteen years, he also achieved
106 podiums, 42 fastest laps
A true hero of Formula One, he was also known for his rivalry with Nigell Mansell, Ayrton Senna and Nelson Piquet.
Renowned for his driving style (his nickname being ‘
’), Alain kept calm and collected behind the wheel, going easy on his tyres and brakes early in the race for optimum performance during the critical last minutes.
Prost Grand Prix
(which was originally
, a French team) from 1997 until 2001, when it unfortunately went bankrupt.
Personal Life and Interests
Alain married Anne-Marie in 1980 and together they have three children called Nicolas, Sacha and Victoria. His eldest son, Nicolas, has been involved in motor racing since he was 22, following in his dad’s footsteps.
A lover of motor racing in all of its forms, Alain competes in the
French National Ice Racing Championship
. A true sportsman, his hobbies include cycling, golf, skiing and motor boats.
Grand Prix Motor Racing, 1986 (with Stuart Sykes)
Grand Prix, 1987 (with Alan Henry and Alan Brinton)
Competition Driving, 1990 (with P.F. Rousselot, S. Arron and C. Williams)
Life in the Fast Lane, 1990 (with Jean-Louis Moncet)
The Williams Renault Formula 1 Motor Racing Book, 1993
Grand Prix de France : Un siècle en histoires, 2006 (with Alain Pernot)
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