Vintage | Alain Prost Autobiography | Hardback | First edition | Signed by Alain Prost

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1st edition. The book contains Alain Prosts Signature from a Good Wood event. LIFE IN THE FAST LANE is a fascinating account by one of the world’s top racing drivers of his remarkable life. THE DRIVER OF THE ’80s, as Alain Prost has been called talks frankly about the thrills and pitfalls of the GRAND PRIX circuit: the friendships and the rivalries, the triumphs and the dangers, the cars and the crowds.

Twice World Champion, Prost holds the record for the greatest number of FORMULA ONE victories with thirty-five GRAND PRIX wins behind him at the beginning of the 1989 season. He tells how his obsession with racing began at the age of fifteen when his father introduced him to the joys of karting. Winning a Scholarship to the Renault-Elf Winfield School at the Paul Ricard circuit he discovered a new passion and moved on to cars.
His rise to international success on the track was meteoric. Within four years he had achieved his ambition to be in Formula One and had signed up with McLaren. Prost describes his early struggles, the narrow escapes, his relationship with rials like Rene Arnoux, Keke Rosberg and Niki Lauda and the astonishing series of wins that brought him the World Championship in 1985 and again in 1986. After nine seasons in Formula One, Prost remains at the top, well deserving his nickname, The Professor, for his masterful driving.

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE is an unusually honest and entertaining book about life behind the scenes in the glamorous and dangerous world of motor racing. Prost shares his outspoken views on his profession and his fellow drivers, on the risks and rewards of Formula One and the price of fame.

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