Alain Prost is among my all time favourite drivers. He was a thinking driver who didn't rely on skills only, but on a methodical preparation, something he took a stage further than former team mate Lauda. In practise, Prost would spend a lot of time fine tuning his car for race conditions, and not for fast laps towards pole. He would drive his mechanics mad, trying his car with different fuel loads, then with different tyre compounds, etc ... Prost was maybe not the fastest driver, but the one best prepared on the grid. Not by chance he was called "The Professor". Prost was racing for Prost, so blind loyalty to a team wasn't part of the package, something I like too. Prost always tried to have the best car, and drove for Renault, McLaren, Ferrari and Williams.