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Alain Prost was four-time world champion 30 years ago

September 26, 1993 went down in Formula 1 history as the day on which Alain Prost became four-time world champion. The Frenchman finished second the 1993 Portuguese GP only behind Michael Schumacher (who won for the second time in Formula 1) and became the second driver in history to be four-times champion. The first was Juan Manuel Fangio, in 1956; the Argentine went further: he became five-time champion the following year.

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The achievement came two days after Prost announced his retirement from F1. The announcement came with the title certainty. After all, the Frenchman would need to come second as long as Damon Hill, his Williams teammate, did not win the race. Given Williams' dominance in 1993, the task was not difficult. How it wasn't. Prost, world Champion for the fourth time!

Nine years after finishing runner-up by half a point to Niki Lauda in Estoril, Prost finally overcame Jack Brabham, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna and won his fourth world title.

Pic: Williams F1 Website


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