Current Formula One cars supposedly produce around 900 horsepower with 1.6-liter turbo V6s assisted by hybrid drive. Back in 1983 Renault made similar power with a turbocharged 1.5 liter V6 alone.
Ayrton Senna was shilling everything from motor oil to Hondas back in the day, but that doesn't mean his arch-rival, Alain Prost, wasn't shilling anything. Here, he is apparently shilling for soap-on-a-rope. I think.
Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna were vicious competitors on the track, never afraid to do whatever it took to outperform the other. It turns out that competitive spirit extended to the commercial side as well, though when it comes to this ad, it looks like a competition over weirdness.
Tucked away in a factory, deep in the heart of England, a group of engineers worked tirelessly through the winter. Their dream was to craft a World Championship winning machine, capable of re-writing the history books. They garnered the most powerful engines, enlisted the world’s fastest drivers, and constructed an…
São Paulo’s Interlagos is a massively better racetrack than neighboring Rio de Janeiro’s Jacarepaguá but it has its downside: you can’t take photos of Formula One cars, like Alain Prost’s McLaren MP4/4, against the blue skies and green hills of Guanabara Bay. Life’s little choices. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Getty Images)
Four-time Formula One world champion Alain Prost will appear at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, to be held on the last weekend of June, for the first time in the event’s history. This is the car he’ll be driving, the yellow and black Renault RE30 from late 1981, whose speed could only be exceeded by its…
Yes, it's Alain Prost. Le Professeur, rival of Senna, four-time Formula One World Champion. Here he is doing backwards entries, sliding his heavily-modified Dacia that has brought him two championship wins in Andros Trophy ice racing.
Alain Prost, France's four-time Formula One world champion refuses to watch the Oscar-snubbed documentary Senna. Saying he thinks the writer and director got the story wrong.
What made Ayrton Senna such an epochal sensation that 217 living F1 drivers voted him Formula One’s greatest driver ever was neither his deranged rivalry with Alain Prost nor the freak accident that claimed his life in Tamburello corner. It’s how he drove whatever car came his way. Like in this clip from…
When the 1988 Formula One season began in Rio de Janeiro, nobody knew that the record book on dominance was about to be rewritten. But that’s just what happened. When the bottom half of this car, the McLaren MP4/4, was attached to the carbon fiber shell photographed at dusk before the race, all mayhem was let loose.…
By 1993, when this exposition kart race happened, the epic rivalry between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost had mostly peaked. But the fiercest rivals the sport had ever known did take their karting seriously. Check out the technique.
Bereft of Honda power yet still supernaturally fast, Senna here is zooming for his record-breaking sixth and last win at the 1993 Monaco Grand Prix.