Alain Prost Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Education, Biography

Alain Prost Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Education, Biography
Alain Prost Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth February 24, 1955
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Eye Color Green

Alain Prost is a French former professional racing driver who won the Formula One World Championship 4 times (1985, 1986, 1989, 1993), stood 2nd 4 times (1983, 1984, 1988,  1990), and is often regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. Before entering the premier F1 tier in 1980, he had won the French Formula Three Championship in both 1978 and 1979, and the FIA European Formula 3 Championship in 1979. After retiring from top-level active motorsports in 1993, he had worked in the field of commentary and driver management. In 1985, he was honored with the ‘Légion d’Honneur’ the highest French order of merit, both military and civil.

Born Name

Alain Marie Pascal Prost

Nick Name

The Professor

Alain Prost as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2019
Alain Prost as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2019 (Alain Prost / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Lorette, Loire, France

Residence

Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland

Nationality

French

 

Education

Alain had dropped out of school in 1974 to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional racing driver.

Occupation

Professional Racing Driver (Retired)

Alain Prost as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2017
Alain Prost as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2017 (Alain Prost / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – André Prost
  • Mother – Marie-Rose Karatchian
  • Siblings – Daniel Prost (Younger Brother) (d. September 1986)
  • Others – Delphine Prost (Daughter-in-Law), Gaia de Leva-Prost (Daughter-in-Law)
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Formula One Teams

Alain had raced for –

  • Marlboro Team McLaren (1980)
  • Equipe Renault Elf (1981-1983)
  • Marlboro McLaren International (1984-1987)
  • Honda Marlboro McLaren (1988-1989)
  • Scuderia Ferrari (1990-1991)
  • Canon Williams Renault (1993)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Alain Prost as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2019
Alain Prost as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2019 (Alain Prost / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Alain has dated –

  1. Anne-Marie Prost – Alain had married French teacher Anne-Marie Prost on August 1, 1980, in a ceremony in St-Chamond, France. They have two sons together named Nicolas ‘Nico’ Prost (b. August 18, 1981) (Professional Racing Driver) and Sacha Prost (b. May 30, 1990). The couple had parted ways in the early 2000s. Through Nicolas, he has 2 grandsons named Kimi Prost (b. November 2015) and Mika Prost (b. December 2020). Through Sacha, he has another grandson named Liam Prost (b. June 2018).
  2. Bernadette Laffite-Cottin – Through his relationship with Bernadette Laffite-Cottin, he has a daughter named Victoria Prost.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of French and Armenian descent.

Hair Color

Salt-and-Pepper

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Clean-shaven look
  • Tousled hair
  • Affable smile
  • Crooked nose
Alain Prost as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2020
Alain Prost as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2020 (Alain Prost / Instagram)

Alain Prost Facts

  1. Alain was athletically inclined as a child and would participate in several sports including wrestling, roller skating, and soccer. During his sporting pursuits, he broke his nose several times, leaving him with a permanently crooked nose.
  2. In his teenage years, he had hoped to become a gym instructor or a professional soccer player. However, upon discovering kart racing during a family holiday, at the age of 14, he had changed his mind quickly and decided to pursue motorsports. After dropping out of school in 1974 to pursue his racing ambitions, he used to earn his livelihood by tuning engines and working as a kart distributor.
  3. From 1987, he had held the record for the ‘Most Formula One Grand Prix Race Wins’ (51). The record was broken by Michael Schumacher at the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix.
  4. In a stellar Formula One career, where he won the title 4 times and finished as a runner-up on 4 other occasions, it was noteworthy that apart from his rookie year in 1980 (where he had finished 16th), he had always ended the season in the ‘Top 5′ of the drivers’ standings.
  5. At the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix, the 1000th Formula One race, he was given the honor of waving the chequered flag.
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