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Biography of Alain Prost, The Professor
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30 September 2008

Biography of Alain Prost, The ProfessorBorn February 24, 1955 in Loire, France, Alain Prost is a former Formula One racecar driver. Prost is a four-time F1 Drivers’ Champion, and held the record for most Grand Prix victories from 1987 until 2001 when Schumacher passed the total of 51 victories. In 1999, Prost received the World Sports Awards of the Century in the category of motor sports.

During his career, Prost competed in 202 Formula One races, starting 199. His four championships dominated the mid-80s and early 90s, winning in 85, 86, 89, and 93. Prost also held pole position 33 times, earned 106 podium finishes, and accomplished all of this in a 13-year career (1980-1993). Like the majority of successful F1 drivers, Prost honed his talent for driving at a very young age.

During a family holiday when Prost was 14-years-old, he discovered karting. Seeming to have a natural talent behind the wheel, Prost created a buzz among his age group, and proceed through the junior ranks of motor sports, winning the European and French Formula Three championships.

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The legendary Italian racer Riccardo Patrese
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08 September 2008

The legendary Italian racer Riccardo PatreseBorn April 17, 1954 in Padua, Italy, Riccardo Patrese is a former racing driver who raced in Formula One from 1977 to 1993. Patrese became the first Formula One driver to achieve over 200 Grand Prix starts when he made an appearance at the 1990 British Grand Prix, and the first to accomplish 250 starts at the 1993 German Grand Prix.

All together, Patrese entered in 257 F1 World Championship Grand Prix races, and started 256, making him the second most experienced F1 driver, behind Rubens Barrichello.

Patrese made his racing debut in 1977 with the Shadow Racing team at the Monaco Grand Prix. He received the nod after the team was forced to switch drivers in the middle of the season. Later that year, Jackie Oliver took Patrese with him when he left Shadow to form the Arrows team.

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