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Friday, 28 September, 2001, 16:49 GMT 17:49 UK
Jean Alesi - fast Frenchman
Frenchman Jean Alesi finished fourth on his debut at the French Grand Prix in 1989
After winning the F3000 Championship in 1989 Jean Alesi made the break into F1 with Tyrell

Alesi is famed for his wet weather driving skills
Alesi switched to Ferrari in 1991 and continued racking up the points for the legendary Italian team

The Frenchman recorded his only Grand Prix victory in Canada in 1995 he has finished second 16 times
After his victory in 1995 Alesi was picked up by Michael Schumacher after running out of petrol

Alesi had a successful spell at Benetton between 1996 and 1998
Benetton beckoned in 1996 were Alesi finished fourth in the championship in each of his two seasons

Alesi also notched up races for Sauber and Prost, the Frenchman has a career total of 32 podium finishes
Next stop Sauber where Alesi continued to score points before he endured an unproductive spell at Prost

Jean Alesi raced in his 200th Grand Prix at the US Grand Prix on Sunday
The Frenchman is now at Jordan and the US Grand Prix was his 200th F1 race

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