Jenson Button: Why Alain Prost is my F1 hero

Jenson Button: Why Alain Prost is my F1 hero

Jenson Button is every inch the modern-day F1 hero: an athletic, clean-cut world champion for the 21st century. But who is his hero? In the first of an occasional series, F1 Racing finds out

When I was very young I knew nothing about Formula 1. I hadn't encountered it yet. So my earliest memories of watching grands prix are from when I was aged around six or so, around the time my dad bought me my first kart. He was a huge fan of Alain Prost.

At that stage in your life you're still learning a lot about the world, but I'd say the 1986 F1 season was the first I remember watching: the red-and-white McLarens were striking, and usually running near the front.

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