Ayrton Senna in McLaren Honda 1992

20 Years after, Imola Tribute 1994-2014

The event organised by Formula 1 Passion and the Enzo and Dino Ferrari Racetrack is promoted by the City of Imola and the Ayrton Senna Institute, from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Motor sport fans around the world on the 1st of may 2014, mark the 20th anniversary of the death of one of Formula One’s greatest ever drivers, Ayrton Senna. Friends and family hold a memorial service at the Imola race track for Senna and Roland Ratzenberger, the other driver killed on what is known as one of the darkest weekends of racing in the sport’s history.

Imola-2014Senna scored some great wins at Imola, and visited the top step of the podium at the venue no fewer than three times: 1988, 1989 and 1991 .

The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, the classic Italian racetrack that sits on the outskirts of the sleepy town of Imola, is arguably the most appropriate place to commemorate the life and times of the great Ayrton Senna, exactly 20 years after his death – over the weekend of 1 to 4 May.With Senna family members as well as current and former grand prix drivers in attendance, a moment of silence was held at exactly 14:17 CET, while thousands of fans looked on. Fernando Alonso said simply: “For a lot of us, he was our idol.”

Thursday’s events at the track began with a parade in honor of Senna and Roland Ratzenberger, who died in a crash during qualifying the day before Senna’s passing. Many fans laid flowers at the statue of Senna  that was erected on the inside of the corner at which he crashed fatally on May 1, 1994.

Official Programme:

THURSDAY 1 MAY

9:00 am – Racing Circuit
Opening of the circuit with exhibition of Fiat Chiribiri
“Tribute to Roland and Senna”: All participants on the track with their cars

10 am – Formula Passion Media Centre
Guest welcome event
Presentation of the book “Ayrton – Imola 34”

10:30 am – Formula Passion Media Centre
“Evolution of safety in Formula 1” by Giancarlo Bruno with Mauro Coppini, Gian Paolo Dallara, Mauro Forghieri, Gian Carlo Minardi
(on line streaming on FP Channel)

1:45 pm – Tamburello Bend
Ceremony of Commemoration open to the public
Dedication of the square to Ayrton Senna
(free entry from Fratelli Rosselli)

3:00 pm
Opening of Costa Museum and Area Box
Cars and Memorabilia by Instituto Ayrton Senna, with Claudio Giovannone
(F1: Lotus, McLaren, Williams)
Kart exhibition and Formula 1 Ayrton Senna
(F1: Lotus, McLaren; “Tributo azzurro”: Ferrari, Minardi)
Photo exhibition: “Ayrton Imola” by Keith Sutton

3:30 pm – Formula Passion Media Centre
Corner Rai Sport: Meetings and talk with guests
6:00 pm -Romeo Galli Stadium, Imola
Charity Football Match between Racing Drivers
Free entry

9:00 pm – Pit Lane Terrace
Charity Gala Dinner
Screening of Multivision “AYRTON”: images by Ercole Colombo and edited by Lido Andreella
(reservations for accreditation will soon be published)

8.30 pm to 11.15 pm – Maxi-screen located in Piazza del Municipio, Imola
TV Special “Ayrton Senna da Silva”, live TV Rai Sport 1: ”Dedicated to..”
cured by Auro Bulbarelli

FRIDAY 2 MAY  | Roland Ratzenberger

11.30 am – 12.00 pm – Racing Circuit

Sprint Race Drivers F1

1.00 pm – 8.00 pm – Racing Circuit

Ayrton Senna Memorial Race (Endurance Race 7h)

10:00 am – Formula Passion Media Centre
Interviews, talks by contemporaries, discussions

3:00 pm – Formula Passion Media Centre
Interviews, talks by contemporaries, discussions

4:30 pm – Formula Passion Media Centre Area
“The meeting that might have changed the history of Formula 1” with Cesare Fiorio and Ezio Zermiani

6:00 pm – Formula Passion Media Centre
“Senna – Story of a tragedy” Franco Panariti with Emanuele Pirro and Pierluigi Martini

7:45 pm – Formula Passion Media Centre Showing of the movie “Senna” by Asif Kapadia

9:30 pm – Municipal Square, Imola
Concert

Ayrton Senna Lotus 99T 1987 box

SATURDAY 3 MAY

9:00 am – Circuit
Parades and Formula Racing exhibitions, Sports Cars and GT Cars
2:30 pm – Circuit
Parades and Formula Racing exhibitions, Sports Cars and GT Cars

10:00 am – Formula Passion Media Centre
May 1979: “Senna talks” (Exclusive) Carlo Cavicchi with Angelo Parilla

11.00 am – Formula Passion Media Centre Presentation of the book “Ayrton Senna – Life in motion picture” by Mario Donnini

12.00 pm – Formula Passion Media Centre ”The terrible awakening. Formula 1 believed to be invulnerable…” Alberto Antonini

2.00 pm – Formula Passion Media Centre “Senna the champion of communication” Guido Schittone

3.00 pm – Formula Passion Media Centre
Presentation of the book “Travelling with Ayrton” by Leo Turrini with Dino Zoff (online streaming on FP Channel)

4:30 pm – Formula Passion Media Centre
“Ayrton’s pencil” with Giorgio Serra Matitaccia

7:00 pm – Formula Passion Media Centre
Showing of the movie “The Ayrton Senna Story” (Minerva Pictures)

Ayrton Senna McLaren GP Belgio 1988

SUNDAY 4 MAY

10:00 am – Formula Passion Media centre
“Immortal – Ayrton Senna, the champion of everyone” Beppe Donazzan with Enrico Carraro

11.00 am – Circuit
“Bike Memorial Senna”
100 km Cycling Race

11:45 am – Formula Passion Media Centre
Passion by the champions, with Francesco Moser

2.30 pm – Formula Passion Media Centre
Coming back to Imola: Vittorio Adorni

3:30 pm – Circuit
“Vintage Transappeninica”
Rally of vintage and historic cars
Track open to the public and conclusion of event