'It was perfect' -- Formula One great Alain Prost remembers his first car

    My first car: Alain Prost's Renault
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    • Prost has won four F1 world titles
    • Frenchman raced for Ferrari, McLaren and Williams

    (CNN)Alain Prost is one of Formula One's greatest racers.

    Only two drivers in the history of the sport -- German Michael Schumacher (7) and Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio (5) -- have accumulated more world championship titles than the Frenchman's four.
      But before becoming a household name in the glamorous world of F1, Prost was driving an altogether more humble car.
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      "My first road car when I got a license was a Renault R4," the 62-year-old former McLaren and Ferrari driver tells CNN.
      "But that was not my car, it was my parents' car that I used sometimes.
      "The first car that I bought myself was an Opel Kadett -- but a Kadett GT! You know, it was almost a rally car -- yellow and black -- and that was perfect."
      Despite being called 'le professeur' and famed for skillfully maneuvering turns at breakneck speeds, Prost recalls a time when his cornering wasn't quite so good.
      "I was 21," he remembers with a grin. "That was the car I had been dreaming about -- and that was the only car I crashed!
      "I slipped on the gravel going very slowly with a friend. I went down in a deep ditch. That was my first and only accident with a car."
      Watch the interview at the top of this page to find out more about Prost's first car.