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Four-time Formula One Drivers' 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, Prost progressed through motorsport's junior ranks, winning the French and European Formula Three championships, before joining the McLaren Formula One team in 1980 at the age of 24. In his six seasons with McLaren, he won 30 races and three driving titles and in 1985 he became the first French World Champion. In 1986 he became the first back-to-back champion since Jack Brabham 26 years earlier. In 1987, his 28th Grand Prix victory beat Jackie Stewart's 14-year-old record. However, in 1988 his new teammate Ayrton Senna won eight races and the driving title. Thus began the sensational rivalry that conspired to push two of the sport's greatest drivers to unprecedented heights of success and controversy, and the most bitter feud in Formula One history.
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About the Author
Maurice Hamilton is a motorsports writer and is a regular contributor to the media, from newspaper articles and specialist racing magazines to F1 blogs and social media platforms. He has also written books with McLaren, including 50 Years of Racing and has co-written the autobiographies of F1 legends such as Martin Brundle and Ken Tyrrell. This book was fully supported by Alain Prost who worked closely with Maurice and provided him with exclusive interviews. Jenson Button is a Formula One Driver.