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F1's Greatest Drivers: Alain Prost

'The professor', as he was famously known had a choice between becoming a footballer or a racing driver. Chose racing at a time when French oil company Elf were heavily promoting French drivers to the top echelon of motor sports. Inside F1

india Updated: Sep 29, 2011 01:57 IST

'The professor', as he was famously known had a choice between becoming a footballer or a racing driver. Chose racing at a time when French oil company Elf were heavily promoting French drivers to the top echelon of motor sports.

After several near misses with Renault, Prost tasted championship success with McLaren, where he developed a fierce rivalry with teammate Ayrton Senna.

The high

Winning his second World Championship title in 1986 following a three-way championship showdown at the last race of the season in Australia. Barely managed to cross the finish line ahead of Nelson Piquet

The low

Being rammed out of the 1990 Japanese GP by archrival Senna after which the Brazilian automatically became world champion that year.