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ALAIN PROST

Now retired, Alain Marie Pascal Prost won four Formula One World Championships in 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993.   The Frenchman has driven for McLaren, Renault, Ferrari and Williams, with 51 wins, 106 podiums and 41 fastest laps.    His personal heroes include Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark.

Alain Prost

SIR JACKIE STEWART

Nicknamed the “Flying Scot” Sir John Young “Jackie” Stewart OBE was born in 1939 and won three Formula One World Championships in 1969, 1971 and 1973.  43 Podiums, 27 wins  and 15 fastest laps during his 99 starts with BRM, Matra, March and Tyrrell.

 

Sir Jackie Stewart

ROMAIN GROSJEAN

French-Swiss Romain Grosjean currently races under the French flag for the Haas F1 team.  10 Podiums, 1 fastest lap and a very lucky escape from a dangerous crash when his car separated into two and caught fire on the first lap of the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.   He credits the halo (a curved bar that protects the driver’s head) in saving his life.  He walked away with minor burns to his hands and ankles.

Romain Grosjean

 

LEWIS HAMILTON

Britain’s Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton has famously just won his 7th Formula One World Championship (2008, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2018, 2019 and 2020).  An incredible 95 wins and 164 podiums across his 265 starts.  98 pole positions and 53 fastest laps makes him one of the world’s best ever drivers.   He has driven with Mercedes since 2013 and has been credited with furthering F1’s popularity to a broader audience via his outspoken comments, environmental and social activism as well as music and fashion.  According to Time magazine, he is one of the 100 most influential people globally.

 

Lewis Hamilton

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