How F1's most famous bitter feud was healed

How F1's most famous bitter feud was healed

During their time together at McLaren, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna were involved in what is often remembered as Formula 1's fiercest rivalry. In this interview from 2014, Prost explains how his relationship with Senna changed for the better

"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 1 May 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 during the Portuguese GP, later prompting the Frenchman to state: "Sometimes I admit I was frightened by him; he was prepared to do anything."

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