United in rivalry: Prost and Senna made F1 history

Published 1231 GMT (2031 HKT) December 3, 2012
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Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost were long-time rivals before they became teammates at McLaren. Getty Images
Prost and Senna (No.1) clash at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka in 1989. Prost clinched the title after the Brazilian was controversially disqualified after winning the race. Getty Images
As they both battled for world titles at McLaren, Prost and Senna's relationship came under great strain. AFP/Getty Images
Stand off: Senna and Prost walk away after the early crash at Suzuka in the final race of the 1990 season which left the Brazilian as world champion. AFP/Getty Images
Prost's time with McLaren proved the most fruitful of his career as he captured three world titles. Getty Images
Prost earned the nickname 'The Professor' for his thoughtful and studied approach to Formula One racing. Getty Images
Prost competing in wet conditions at the Monaco Grand Prix which he won four times during his glittering career. Getty Images
Prost and Senna formed a united team in 1988 as the latter won the championship for McLaren. AFP/Getty Images
The medical team at Imola tend to the stricken Senna after his fateful crash in the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994. AFP/Getty Images
Prost joined a pantheon of Formula One greats at Senna's funeral in Sao Paulo in 1994. AFP/Getty Images
In the latter part of career Prost had to battle with the youthful exuberance of future seven-time champion Michael Schumacher. Getty Images
Prost is a keen cyclist and is pictured here at the end of the 2009 L'Etape du Tour. The race enables 8,500 amateur cyclists to attempt a mountain stage of the Tour de France each year. The 2009 event was staged between Montelimar and Mout Ventoux, with Prost finishing 258th. AFP/Getty Images