United in rivalry: Prost and Senna made F1 history
7:31 AM EST, Mon December 3, 2012
Winning pair —
Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost were long-time rivals before they became teammates at McLaren.
Suzuka showdown —
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.
Uneasy rivalry —
As they both battled for world titles at McLaren, Prost and Senna's relationship came under great strain.
Rivalry boils over —
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.
McLaren dominance —
Prost's time with McLaren proved the most fruitful of his career as he captured three world titles.
The Professor —
Prost earned the nickname 'The Professor' for his thoughtful and studied approach to Formula One racing.
Monaco master —
Prost competing in wet conditions at the Monaco Grand Prix which he won four times during his glittering career.
Good times —
Prost and Senna formed a united team in 1988 as the latter won the championship for McLaren.
Imola tragedy —
The medical team at Imola tend to the stricken Senna after his fateful crash in the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994.
Senna mourned —
Prost joined a pantheon of Formula One greats at Senna's funeral in Sao Paulo in 1994.
The young pretender —
In the latter part of career Prost had to battle with the youthful exuberance of future seven-time champion Michael Schumacher.
From four to two wheels —
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.