It was the helmet that he used when winning his fourth world title, but the design of Prost’s final lid has links back to his early days
This helmet is very special because it’s from the last year of my Formula 1 career, 1993. As you can imagine, there was an evolution down the years but I always tried to keep a consistent design from year to year.
When I first started in motor racing I won the Volant Winfield. [a famous racing scholarship scheme, relaunched in 2016 and now based at Paul Ricard]. Because of that I wanted a design that would incorporate the colours of the French flag – the blue, white and red – as well as acknowledging Winfield.
So, if you look at the side of the helmet you’ll see the shape of the coloured blocks looks like a W turned through 90 degrees.
I kept that basic design all through my years in Formula 1, with just a few occasional changes to incorporate different sponsors.