The history of the Formula 1 It is marked by names and cars that left an indelible mark on the memory of the fans. However, there are pilots who stand out for an enviable trajectory and at times that will remain forever. One of them is French Alain Prost. ‘The Professor’ marked a before and after in the history of the highest category.
Born in France, on February 24, 1955, Prost excelled in the formative championships. When he reached the top category, he knew how to manage and squeeze his cars in the best way. This Wednesday marks the 41st anniversary of Prost’s debut in Formula 1. This was in the Argentine Grand Prix 1980, in the Oscar and Juan Gálvez Autodrome from Buenos Aires with a sixth place.
His first victory came in his second season in Formula 1. With the Renault team he was left with nothing more and nothing less than French Grand Prix 1981. In the Argentine Grand Prix of that year he obtained his first podium, finishing in third place, behind Carlos Reutemann and Nelson Piquet.
The memories of Formula 1 fans about the figure of Alain Prost directly recall his duels with the immortal Ayrton senna. The first fight between the two took place when the pilots were part of the team Mclaren. The 1989 championship was with Senna and Prost in contention. However, a crash decided everything.
At Japanese Grand Prix of that season, the Frenchman collided with the Brazilian when he was about to overtake him. Senna had to leave for Prost to automatically establish himself as champion. Senna returned to the track with the help of the stewards, and because of that he was disqualified, giving him his third championship.
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