Driving on

Driving onthe limit

"The limit" is a cliche among racing drivers, with very few having a real understanding of what the limit actually means. It is generally thought that when a driver drives below the limit, he is slow or conservative, and when he operates over or beyond the limit, the risk of losing control and crashing is greater. But that notion is incorrect."

Opportunity of a lifetime

Two chassis and six engines. This was the standard “arsenal” provided to Ayrton Senna for the more...

New Teammate: Elio de Angelis

Elio de Angelis was a unique charismatic person who was highly respected in the Formula 1 world. He was a very good man, a...

"There is a great difference between faith and the fear of death or getting hurt. Life is something God gives us and in many cases it depends on us to use our common sense to demonstrate to Him that we understand that health and life are a very important gift that He gives us. It is our responsibility to preserve such an important gift."

"I just love racing, I just love the challenge to beat somebody else and in a many occasions even to beat myself."

Ayrton Senna da Silva
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The Intercessor

Jo always kept the balance between the two sides of the garage, cracking jokes in...
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The Story of Senna and Ducati

All credit for this article goes to Raffaele Fumo It is always like this when you...
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Guide to the Senna’s watches

For better or for worse, watch ambassadors have become an indispensable part of the marketing...
Ayrton Senna at Imola

Williams official claimed: “Senna made mistake”

Wednesday 4 May 1994 Formula 1 faced up to the possibility last night that Ayrton Senna...
Ayrton Senna Formula 3 Champion

Ayrton Senna by Martin Brundle

Ayrton’s reputation preceded him – from his Formula Ford success and the way he went...

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Ayrton Senna: The Last Night

The Last Night is a collection of wonderful photos taken by the esteemed Grand Prix photographer Ercole Columbo, who over the course of 600...

The Intercessor

Jo always kept the balance between the two sides of the garage, cracking jokes in both corners. When relations between Ayrton and I deteriorated...

The Story of Senna and Ducati

All credit for this article goes to Raffaele Fumo It is always like this when you talk about myths, and here we have two. The...

For over 20 years Viviane Senna has been the driving force behind the Ayrton Senna Institute. The charity educates children and young people in 17 Brazilian states and more than 600 cities. Last year it helped more than one million students, alongside supporting the training of teachers. Inspired by the desire of the three-time Formula 1 world champion Ayrton Senna to build a better Brazil, the Institute, in cooperation with public managers, teachers, researchers and other organizations, works to improve teaching policies and practices. The Foundation is always in an on-going innovation process, consistently researching to respond to the challenges of a world in constant change.

"Rich men cannot live on an island surrounded by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance. If we want to change something, we must start with the children through their education."

Ayrton Senna speaking in São Paulo in 1993

Ayrton Senna da Silva

Three time Formula 1 champion

First … After all, Portugal Grand Prix 1985

Ayrton Senna at Estoril in 1985
In 1985 the price of a grandstand seat at Estoril was about the same as the average...

Grand Prix talks: Mexico 1990

Ayrton Senna at Mexico Grand Prix 90
100th Grand Prix for Ayrton Senna Gerhard Berger and Ayrton Senna dominated the session, run on a track...

Macau 1983 Interview with Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna at Macau Grand Prix 1983
After winning the prestigious British Formula 3 title and impressing the Formula 1 world with his first...

Ron Dennis talks about SENNA

Ayrton Senna spent six seasons racing for McLaren, during which time he won each three of his...

Ayrton Senna: Norfolk memories

Ayrton Senna in 1982
Imagine if Diego Maradona, when arriving in Europe in the 1980s, signed not for Barcelona but for...

Emerson Fittipaldi on Ayrton Senna

It feels like it was only yesterday that I heard the news, at Michigan International Speedway, where...

Ayrton Senna: Norfolk memories

Ayrton Senna in 1982
Imagine if Diego Maradona, when arriving in Europe in the 1980s, signed not for...

Amazing tribute to Ayrton Senna

Tamburello Imola
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Ayrton Senna at Suzuka in 1992

Racing in Japan – Suzuka 1992

For Ayrton Senna, the race in Suzuka was a huge letdown. Senna had...

Journey to triumph

The 1991 Formula 1 season had kicked off in early March in Phoenix,...
Ayrton Senna in Formula 3 - 1983

Podcast with Martin Brundle

As a racing driver he fought wheel-to-wheel with - and on his day beat -...
Ayrton Senna in 1985

webCast: Monaco Grand Prix 85

After dominating both days of qualifying and taking his third pole-position in a row, Ayrton...

Start of the Detroit Grand Prix 84

A short interview at the grid with rookie Ayrton Senna Warm and sunny weather returned...

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