Alain Prost (racing driver) Net Worth

Alain Prost (racing driver) Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Alain Prost net worth is
$50 Million

Alain Prost Wiki Biography

Alain Marie Pascal Prost is a former racing driver, born on 24th February 1955 in Lorrete, Loire, France. He the Formula One Drivers’ Champion four times, and was the holder of most Grand Prix victories in the period from 1987 to 2001. He is considered to be one of the greatest F1 drivers ever, and received the World Sports Awards of the Century in the motor sport category in 1999.

Have you ever wondered how rich Alain Prost is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Prost’s net worth is over $50 million, as of late 2017, accumulated largely through an extremely lucrative career in F1 racing, which started in the mid ‘70s. During his career, he was rewarded and acknowledged numerous times, which helped to significantly increase his net worth.

Alain Prost Net Worth $50 Million

As a child Alain was a very busy and active boy, and engaged in various activities to use his boundless energy, including wrestling, roller skating and football, in the process breaking his nose several times. During these years, as he was always interested in sports he considered to becoming a gym instructor, but his passion for sports and adrenaline turned towards kart racing, which he discovered at the age of 14 when his family were on a holiday. It soon turned from a passion into an obsession, and Prost began competing. After winning several races championships, Alain decided to leave school and fully dedicate himself to racing, additionally working on tuning engines and kart distributing to support himself. In 1975 Prost won the French senior karting championship which then ensured him a season in Formula Renault, in which he won two titles.

In 1978 and 1979 he won both the French F3 and European championships, and was wanted by several Formula One teams, deciding to sign with McLaren in 1980. However, during his first F1 season, Prost suffered several injuries which were mostly caused by mechanical failures, so Alain broke his two-year contract and signed with Renault. In 1981, Prost scored his first Formula One victory at the French Grand Prix at Dijon. He continued in the same style, achieving nine victories during his three seasons with Renault, after which he decided to move to Switzerland with his family, but continued to race with the British-based McLaren team. His career resulted in 30 victories and three driving titles. Prost became the first French World Champion in 1985, and beat Jackie Stewart’s 14-year-old record of 28 victories in 1987, eventually posting 51. Due to his successes he was given the nickname “The Professor”. In the late ‘80s, Alan signed with Ferrari and reached the 1990 season finale in Japan but failed to win. 1992 was Prost’s sabbatical year which he spent with Williams-Renault, and won his fourth and final title in 1993. After the 1993 Portuguese Grand Prix Prost announced his retirement from professional racing but continued to work as a TV commentator and adviser and test driver for McLaren.

Privately, Alain was married to Anne-Marie Prost. The couple married in 1980 but divorced soon after. Together they have two sons – Nicolas and Sacha. Prost also has a daughter. Alain’s older son Nicolas also started racing in Formula E for e.dams Renault, a team run by his father. Alain received the Legion d’Honneur from President Fracois Mitterrand in 1985.

Full NameAlain Prost
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 24, 1955
Place Of BirthLorette, Loire, France
Height1.65 m
ProfessionRacing driver
SpouseAnne-Marie Prost
ChildrenNico Prost, Sacha Prost, Victoria Prost
ParentsMarie-Rose Karatchian, Andre Prost
SiblingsDaniel Prost
1When you win a race like this the feeling is very, very good. There have been times when I have been flat-out to finish sixth, but you can't see that from the outside. In 1980 I finished three or four times in seventh place. I pushed like mad, yet everyone was gathered around the winner and they were thinking that I was just trundling around. But that's motor racing. So in fact the only thing you can judge in this sport is the long term. You can judge a career or a season, but not one race.
2I 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 analyzed during the practice, whether I will win the race or not.
3In 1980 I finished three or four times in seventh place.
4Sometimes 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.
5When you win a race like this the feeling is very, very good.
6I don't like to go over curbs, because I don't want to be hard on the car.
7I 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.
8It'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.
9Do you know, why I really love my helmet that much? Because it makes me 15 centimeters taller!
10People don't understand that it was maybe my biggest pleasure to drive an F1 car when it's wet.
11You can't always have the best team. It's always a compromise.
12You 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.
13When 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.
14Without 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.
15I think maybe the English don't want to try something and look stupid, because they are a bit reserved.
16I have had some problems because the French don't like people to have success, they don't like the number one.
17Maybe I am not French, maybe I am from nowhere.
18The people who criticize 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.
19It's not too good to have this attitude in F1. It could be a disadvantage.
20When I look fast, I'm not smooth and I am going slowly. And when I look slow, I am smooth and going fast.
21I was looking at the history of the sport and I couldn't understand why there have been so many good South American drivers, especially Brazilians.
22One of my biggest problems this season was with the clutch at the start of the race. I hate to risk the car.
23That is an important part of my success. Another big part of my success is that I hated not to finish a race.
24I'm brave to say that I won't take this sort of risk.
25Does it scare me, driving into nothing at 300kph? - Of course it does - I'm not an idiot...
1Has supported Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign.
2His son, Nicolas Prost, is also a racing driver.
3His driving style was so perfect that he was often regarded as being dull to watch!
4Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
54 times World Champion of Formula One (1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993), he was also 4 times at the second place (1983, 1984, 1988 and 1990) and won 51 Grand Prix.


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