Alain Prost

Maurice Hamilton
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Four-time Formula OneDrivers' Champion Alain Prost is one of the best racing drivers of all time.Having discovered karting at the age of 14 during a family holiday, Prostprogressed through motorsport's junior ranks, winning the French and EuropeanFormula Three championships, before joining the McLaren Formula One team in1980 at the age of 24. In his six seasons with McLaren, Alain Prost won 30races and three driving titles and in 1985 he became the first French WorldChampion. In 1986 he became the first back-to-back champion since Jack Brabham26 years earlier. In 1987, his 28th Grand Prix victory beat Jackie Stewart's14-year-old record. However, in 1988 his brilliant new team mate Ayrton Sennawon eight races and the driving title. Thus began the sensational rivalry thatconspired to push two of the sport's greatest drivers to unprecedented heightsof success and controversy, and the most bitter feud in Formula One history.

Now, for the first time, we can explore thestory of Alain Prost via the most integral players in the story - from Alainhimself to some of the most important men of his team, including John Watson,Tony Jardine and Ron Dennis. Written by the esteemed motor sports journalistMaurice Hamilton, this is a truly unique insight into one of the world'sgreatest drivers and one of the most notorious characters in the decoratedworld of Formula One.

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More about Maurice Hamilton

MAURICE HAMILTON has been a motor sport fan since the age of seven and has covered Formula 1 as a freelance writer since 1977.

Maurice has attended more than 500 Grands Prix and worked as motor correspondent for The Guardian, The Independent and The Observer and as a commentator and summariser for BBC radio's Grand Prix coverage between 1989 and 2010.

The author of more than 20 books on the world of racing, Maurice writes for motor sport magazines and websites across the world, including regular blogs for ESPN F1. He is currently the Formula 1 correspondent for TalkSport Radio.