Prost on Senna: the bitter feud that healed

Prost on Senna: the bitter feud that healed

Alain Prost tells CHARLES BRADLEY why his relationship with his great rival Ayrton Senna changed for the better once he'd retired from F1

"I'm not going to celebrate like some people that it's 20 years on," says Alain Prost of the anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death at Imola on May 1 1994. "I can answer these questions about him, no problem - he was an exceptional guy - but I just don't see it the same way as the other guys do."

To understand why, you have to appreciate the background of their shared history: Prost and Senna fought out what was arguably Formula 1's greatest rivalry. After becoming team-mates at McLaren in 1988, the first spark flew when Senna aggressively shoved Prost towards the pitwall at Estoril, later prompting the Frenchman to state: "Sometimes I admit I was frightened by him; he was prepared to do anything."

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