Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost had one of the most enduring rivalries in the history of F1. This rivalry started when Senna and Alain were teammate in 1988 for black and white McLaren and continued till the latter moved out to Ferrari in 1990. Former F1 Driver, Stefan Johansson who drove in the same era for Ferrari as well as McLaren alongside these two legends made a crazy revelation about the pair.
Senna and Prost built their rivalry in McLaren for a couple of years. It then continued for another three years as the latter took up the Maranello outfit. During the two years at McLaren, they both won a championship each.
During the McLaren-Ferrari rivalry, Senna claimed two more championships while Prost could conjure up only one in the 1993 season. The rivalry between the two was fierce, with a few confrontations as well.
Stefan Johansson on Senna-Alain Rivalry
In a recent interview, Johansson claimed, that even though they were fierce rivals, the Brazilian learned things from Prost during those two years.
“I am therefore convinced that even Ayrton Senna once learned things from Alain. Prost was simply very rational. Ayrton himself was much more emotional and wanted to beat Prost as quickly as possible.
“That made him loved by the fans, but I think Prost’s approach is better if you want to win a lot of titles. Prost worked in a much more structured way,” he said.
“There at McLaren, after two years at Ferrari, a whole new world opened up for me and that came thanks to Prost. arranges everything in detail. He prepares everything very well,” Johansson concluded.