Here's Alain Prost In A Bathtub, For Some Reason

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. » 5/10/14 9:20am 5/10/14 9:20am

Nigel Mansell's 1993 IndyCar Championship

No one has ever achieved the feat of being Formula One World Champion AND IndyCar Champion at the same time, except one man - Nigel Mansell. And here's how he did it. » 4/17/14 9:15am 4/17/14 9:15am

Senna & Prost: Inside Formula 1's Great Rivalries

Among the legendary rivalries in auto racing, they don't get much bigger or more venomous than what Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost generated in the Eighties and early Nineties. » 2/28/14 4:44pm 2/28/14 4:44pm

Alain Prost May Always Out-Weird Ayrton Senna

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. » 9/21/13 9:00am 9/21/13 9:00am

How McLaren Built The Greatest Formula One Car Of All-Time

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… » 3/06/13 4:00pm 3/06/13 4:00pm

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) » 2/20/13 1:59pm 2/20/13 1:59pm

Alain Prost Heads To Goodwood In Turbo Renault

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… » 5/15/12 1:30pm 5/15/12 1:30pm

An F1 Champ On Ice Will Give You Vertigo

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. » 3/14/12 1:00pm 3/14/12 1:00pm

Prost Says Senna Documentary Creators "Are Wrong"

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. » 2/27/12 3:30pm 2/27/12 3:30pm

Ayrton Senna’s singular, relentless magic

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… » 7/26/11 4:30pm 7/26/11 4:30pm

The dawn of Formula One’s most dominant car

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.… » 7/04/11 4:00pm 7/04/11 4:00pm

Watch two F1 legends locked in a karting battle

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. » 3/23/11 11:00am 3/23/11 11:00am

What I Learned From Jackie Stewart "In A Flurry Of Feathers And Blood"

Bob Judd, a former ad executive, recalls the insight gleaned from Jackie Stewart while the racing legend showed off the '83 Thunderbird. — Ed. » 8/24/10 2:45pm 8/24/10 2:45pm

Ayrton Senna's High-Speed Exploits at Suzuka

After a two year detour to Fuji Speedway, the Japanese Grand Prix returns this Sunday to Suzuka Circuit, Honda’s scintillating test track where Ayrton Senna ran a pulverizing qualifier to take pole position twenty years ago. » 10/01/09 9:00am 10/01/09 9:00am

Senna, Fangio and Brabham: Three Drivers, Eleven World Titles

This photograph was taken at the 1990 Australian Grand Prix, which was the 500th Formula One race held. Ayrton Senna is all grins after taking the world title at the previous race at Suzuka. » 7/31/09 8:30am 7/31/09 8:30am

The Grand Prix For British Philatelic Immortality

In 2007, Royal Mail issued a set of stamps commemorating Britain’s Formula One greats. With six slots for eight world champions and Sir Stirling Moss, the stage was set for a philatelic battle royale. » 6/03/09 4:00pm 6/03/09 4:00pm

Jenson Button, Brawn GP Win Rain-Soaked, Red-Flagged Malaysian Grand…

Following his second pole, Jenson Button of Brawn GP maintains his immaculate record in a race suspended after 31 laps of torrential rain. BMW's Nick Heidfeld and Toyota's Timo Glock round out an unusual podium. » 4/05/09 11:00am 4/05/09 11:00am