Alain Prost

Alain Prost

Reference number:

7529
£128.00

Description:

A good 1986 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Alain Prost.

Double mounted for fine display with photographs.

He finished third in this race, but won his second F1 Drivers World Championship later in the year.

NB ; Nelson Piquet autograph on the reverse of this page.

Certification:

CERTIFICATION ; From the autograph book of Dylan K who attended and had access to the paddock area at The British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, held over the weekend of the 12-13th July 1986. The book contained the signatures of the majority of the most notable drivers on the GP Grid. It was the ninth race of the 1986 season and became the last British GP race ever held at Brands Hatch (from 1987 onwards the event moved to Silverstone). This race was notable for a first lap pile-up (involving Jacques Lafitte) which ended with a significant number of cars blocking the track entirely. The race was stopped without any drivers completing a single lap and was restarted over an hour later as Laffite had to be airlifted to hospital and the race could not be restarted without the medical helicopter in attendance. This was fortunate for Nigel Mansell whose Williams-Honda had suffered a driveshaft failure at the first start ; he was then allowed to restart as no full lap had been completed. Lucky also for Mansell was the fact that the spare Williams was his team-mate (Piquet's) for the weekend and they had the time to change the settings on it to suit him. Mansell then went on to win against a much-depleted grid in the spare car. He defeated Piquet in a straight fight, leading the Brazilian home by 5.574 seconds, much to the delight of the 110,000+ crowd in attendance. Reigning World Champion Alain Prost finished 3rd in his McLaren-Tag, one lap down on the Williams pair. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

18x14in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

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About Alain Prost

Alain Prost

ALAIN PROST autograph. French Formula 1 Grand Prix driver nicknamed The Professor and four times world champion in 1985 / 1986 / 1989 / 1993. Career record ; 202 races / 51 wins / 106 podiums and 33 pole-positions with McLaren / Renault / Ferrari and Williams. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he formed a fierce rivalry mainly with Ayrton Senna along with Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell. In 1986, at the last race of the reason, he managed to pip Mansell and Piquet of Williams to the title after Mansell retired late on in the race and Piquet was pulled in for a late precautionary pit stop. Senna joined Prost at McLaren in 1988 and the two had a series of controversial clashes, including a collision at the 1989 Japanese GP  that gave Prost his third Drivers' Championship. A year later at the same venue they collided again, but this time Prost, driving for Ferrari lost out. Before the end of a win-less 1991 season, he was fired by Ferrari for his public criticism of the team. After a sabbatical in 1992, he joined the Williams team, prompting reigning drivers' champion Mansell to leave for CART. With a competitive car, Prost won the 1993 championship and following this retired from Formula One driving at the end of the year. In 1997, he took over the French Ligier team, running it as Prost Grand Prix until it went bankrupt in 2002.

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