Alain Prost Quotes

 

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.

— Alain Prost

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.

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

You can’t always have the best team. It’s always a compromise.

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

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.

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

I like the mentality of the Americans. It’s like when you talk about money.

— Alain Prost

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.

— Alain Prost

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.

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

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.

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

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.

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

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.

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

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

— Alain Prost

I’m brave to say that I won’t take this sort of risk.

— Alain Prost

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.

— Alain Prost

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.

— Alain Prost

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