Alain Prost is a French former racing driver. A four-time Formula One Drivers’ Champion, only Lewis Hamilton (four championships), Sebastian Vettel (four championships), Juan Manuel Fangio (five championships), and Michael Schumacher (seven championships) have equaled or surpassed his number of titles.
From 1987 until 2001 Prost held the record for most Grand Prix victories and is considered as one of the greatest drivers ever. Schumacher surpassed Prost’s total of 51 victories at the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix. In 1999, Prost received the World Sports Awards of the Century in the motor sport category.