Alain Prost - Quotes

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It's like when people talk about driving F1 cars in the rain. I have absolutely no problem with it. ---->>>

I have no problem with the people who work hard to get success. But I think people are very jealous about success. I work very hard and they don't appreciate that. ---->>>

I always work the same way, starting from the beginning of the weekend, so I know at the beginning of the race, from all that I have analysed during the practice, whether I will win the race or not. ---->>>

The people who criticise you will not be the ones taking care of your legs when you are in your wheelchair. People who never drove a car in these conditions, they just don't know. ---->>>

People don't understand that it was maybe my biggest pleasure to drive an F1 car when it's wet.

People don't understand that it was maybe my biggest pleasure to drive an F1 car when it's wet.

I'm brave to say that I won't take this sort of risk. ---->>>

It's not too good to have this attitude in F1. It could be a disadvantage. ---->>>

One of my biggest problems this season was with the clutch at the start of the race. I hate to risk the car. ---->>>

I have always had this mentality because I hated to break anything on the car.

I have always had this mentality because I hated to break anything on the car.

Maybe I am not French, maybe I am from nowhere. ---->>>

It's always better to speak the language of the team. Not only for the direct contact with everyone - sometimes it also helps you to understand the mentality of the people in the team a bit better. ---->>>

Sometimes I think I could have got some better results if I had a different mentality; if I could have pushed hard and attacked. But then I would have had a good chance of making a mistake. ---->>>

You want to have fun but you also want to work well. Sometimes I was quite happy at Ferrari, because we would have fun, but then they could not stop having fun and go back to the real work. ---->>>

I don't like to go over curbs, because I don't want to be hard on the car. ---->>>

I was very interested in that. It is very important to have confidence as well as to build up experience. ---->>>

A German team could be quite good. But maybe they are a little bit too convinced that they are the best. ---->>>

In 1980 I finished three or four times in seventh place. ---->>>

So in fact the only thing you can judge in this sport its the longterm. You can judge a career or a season, but not one race.

So in fact the only thing you can judge in this sport its the longterm. You can judge a career or a season, but not one race.

When you win a race like this the feeling is very, very good. ---->>>

You were not in control You had no visibility: maybe there was a car in front of you, maybe not.

You were not in control You had no visibility: maybe there was a car in front of you, maybe not.

That is an important part of my success. Another big part of my success is that I hated not to finish a race. ---->>>

You can't always have the best team. It's always a compromise. ---->>>

Without going to what I think is my limit. I always say that my ideal is to get pole with the minimum effort, and to win the race at the slowest speed possible. ---->>>

I have had some problems because the French don't like people to have success, they don't like the number one. ---->>>

I like the mentality of the Americans. It's like when you talk about money. ---->>>

I think maybe the English don't want to try something and look stupid, because they are a bit reserved. ---->>>

Some Italians are geniuses, but you have to find a balance. ---->>>

I remember in the first part of the race I was sixth and I could have gone quicker, but I had to go slow. It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done. ---->>>

When I test I never go right to the limit. Only because when you are below the limit you can go at the same speed all day, and that's the only way you can be absolutely sure about what you are testing. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: 02-24, 1955
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Occupation: Driver
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Alain Marie Pascal Prost, OBE, Chevalier de la L├ęgion d'honneur (born 24 February 1955) is a French former racing driver. A four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion, only Sebastian Vettel (four championships), Juan Manuel Fangio (five championships), and Michael Schumacher (seven championships) have equalled or surpassed his number of titles (wikipedia)