Formula 1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone was asked in a recent interview to reveal who he thinks was the greatest F1 driver of all time.
His answer? Four-time champion Alain Prost.
Ecclestone was chatting to Eddie Jordan during an interview with the BBC’s Top Gear when he was asked the question.
“If you said to me who I think has been the greatest driver … I’d say Prost,” the 85-year-old revealed.
Jordan followed up by asking why Ecclestone had chosen the Frenchman over the likes of Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.
“Michael had a lot going for him, team-wise, and he always had another driver in the team who was helping him. For a certain period, it was the same for Senna, whereas Prost never had that luxury,” explained Ecclestone.
“He always had competitors with him. I mean, he had Senna, and he had a few other people. So I think you’d have to say perhaps – it’s difficult to say – but if you go across the whole lot, I’d think I’d probably have to say Prost.”