Hi, my name is Oskar Schuler. I'm the biggest Alain Prost-Fan in Switzerland and the webmaster of this fansite.
I was born on the 20th of November 1972 and grew up in Gersau, a village with less than 1900 inhabitants (back at the time), situated in the centre of Switzerland, next to Lake Lucerne and between the mountains. - Actually, I still think it's one of the most beautiful places on earth...
I am a fan of the French Formula 1-driver Alain Prost since having watched the first races on TV. In 1984 I got an Alain Prost sticker at a Shell fuel station, which was the beginning to my Prost collection. In February 1987, a nice portrait about him was published in a Swiss magazine and I decided to put it aside. In the months that followed, I saw some other pictures and articles about Alain in newspapers and magazines and began to collect all of them. So, I became more and more a fan of Alain and soon began to collect photos of him as well as some model cars. I bought Alain Prost-books and posters and made some advertisements in motorsport magazines. Like this, I found some people with the same or similar interests and began to exchange various items. Nowadays I'm collecting just everything of and about Alain and his son Nicolas Prost. Over the years, I collected many thousands of newspaper clippings and magazine pictures about Alain from many different countries (mainly from Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, England, America, Macedonia, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Japan, Estonia, Lithuania and Australia). I have also collected thousands of original photos of Alain, hundreds of stickers, many videos with interviews and portraits, model cars, pins, clothing, autographs, more than 30 different books written by or over Alain and a lot of other memorabilia of him.
I'm always searching for fans who want to exchange items. Please send me any Alain Prost or Nicolas Prost related articles, photos and interviews you have. They will find a good home here... I have lots of exchange material of many different drivers and of course also of Alain and Nicolas Prost... Please don't hesitate to contact me.
So far, I visited the following Formula 1 Grand Prix (you can click on the links to read the story):
Besides this, I visited the CART Grand Prix of Detroit 1999 (just for fun) and went to the F1 tests in Silverstone on 18th August 1999 as a guest of the Sauber team. On 19th July 2000, I had the possibility to attend the F1-tests in Silverstone again. Both times, it was very special, as I met many F1 drivers. I also have met many Formula 1 drivers here in Switzerland, for example James Hunt and Clay Regazzoni in Gollion, Jacques Villeneuve, David Coulthard and Damon Hill in Villars-sur-Ollon, Eddie Irvine in Emmen, Nick Heidfeld, Kimi Räikkönen and Felipe Massa in Hinwil and Jarno Trulli in Schwyz, to name just a few of them.
Since Alain's son Nicolas has started racing, I have also gone to several races he participated in: Magny-Cours (in 2007), Spa-Francorchamps (2008 - 2016), Saint-Diť-des Vosges (2010 - 2012) and NŁrburgring (in 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2016). I also saw him at two triathlons he took part in (Lausanne 2009 and Nyon 2010), at the Mucokart event in Vuiteboeuf (2012 - 2014) at the Gstaad Classic in 2013 and also at Le Castellet 2013, where he drove some demo laps in a Lotus F1 car.I don't have a lot of time for other hobbies besides the hobby called "Alain Prost". Anyway, I had a steering wheel on my computer during several years and drove races from time to time, but nowadays I don't have enough time for that anymore. However I was still racing in the on-line game Trackmania Nations Forever until 2010. I started racing for Team RealF1Racing (RFR) in 2006 and stayed with them for over a year. At the time, RFR-team members had to qualify by setting a certain time on the Monaco race track, which happens to be my favourite track. At the end of 2007 I changed to the BBG F1-Clan, where I raced for another year. In 2009 I still drove some races for the fun of it as an independent driver...
I also like music of course... My favourite music groups are "Roxette", "Vixen" (only in the old line-up with singer Janet Gardner), Def Leppard, Iron Maiden and "Bon Jovi", but I really like many different songs and artists (they would fill another page). For a while (back in the 90's), I was creating some (mainly German) files for Real Orche, which was was the world leading Midi Karaoke machine at the time. Another hobby is to help other fans of Alain to enlarge their collection and exchange articles with other F1-fans... I also have been designing/hosting some websites for friends and family.
A while ago, I also started to collect autographs of racing drivers (mainly F1 drivers), mainly on big sized photos (size A4). If you are interested in exchanging Formula 1 autographs, please let me know. I exchange any autographs against Alain Prost autographs and also buy your Prost-autographs. You can always ask me for a quote. I also take photos at the races I visit. In 2015, I finally bought my first DSLR camera, a Nikon D7100.
Of course I also have to work to earn the money I spend for my Prost-collection... Since May 1994, I'm working for the canton of Schwyz. I started off as a tax officer at the source tax department, where I worked for 11 years (as you might know, many famous F1 drivers and team personnel were living in the canton of Schwyz at that time: Kimi Räikkönen or Felipe Massa, for example). Since 2005, I'm working at the IT department of the tax administration.
Well, I guess that's all you have to know about me... I always like to hear from other Prost-fans, so don't hesitate to contact me... You can also find out more about the history of this website.
Prostfan.com is also on Facebook, so you can stop by there for more pictures and latest news about the Prost family... Don't forget to like the page when you're there!