Imola 25 years later: Tragic Anniversary

Ayrton Senna in France
A master on the Formula One racing track, triple world champion Ayrton Senna was the pride of Brazil. Twenty-five years after his tragic death in the San Marino Grand Prix, he remains one of the country's biggest sporting legends. The anniversary of Senna's death on Wednesday --...

Roland Ratzenberger: A charming man in Formula 1

Rolan Ratzenberger
For quite a few fans of Formula One, we only remember Roland Ratzenberger for being the first death at the fateful 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Many an article has been written about Ratzenberger, but nearly all of them centre around Imola. Roland Ratzenberger was...

Precious: A personal gift from Ayrton Senna

Rolex Daytona
‘A Angelo da Ayrton 1978’ – that’s what the engraving reads on the case back of this Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. #16528, which was reportedly a personal gift from Ayrton Senna to his former karting rival and mentor Angelo Parrilla circa-1989. A decade earlier, Parrilla...

Senna raised safety in Formula 1

Ayrton Senna and Gerhard Berger
Ayrton Senna was the best and most charismatic racing driver of all time – and my friend from my McLaren days. I still remember how the track spokesman called out my name on the grid in Imola on May 1, 1994. All the Tifosis...

Senna on his way from karting to the pinnacle of motorsport

Ayrton Senna Grand Prix
Senna, like many racing drivers throughout history, came from an affluent family that was able to sponsor his endeavors as he climbed up the racing ladder on his way from karting to the pinnacle of motorsport. However, unlike many racers with deep pockets of the era and today,...

Remembering Ayrton Senna on his birthday

Senna at Suzuka podium 88
Ayrton Senna da Silva was probably the best Formula One driver of all times, despite the fact that there had been other pilots that managed to win more races and championships. The Brazilian racing legend was born on March 21, 1960 and managed to...

What can we learn from Ayrton Senna?

McLaren Mp4/7
1. Push past your limits “On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, ‘Okay, this is the limit.’ As soon as you touch this limit,...

F1 Legends: Senna and Clark

Clark-Lotus
They died 26 years and 24 days apart, but Jimmy Clark and Ayrton Senna both continue to hold the motorsports world in their arms. We simply can’t forget them; we won’t let them go - we can’t! We remember them for their skill and...

Ayrton’s helmet breaks auction record

Senna Helmet 1990
Ayrton Senna's helmet that he wore in the 1990 Formula 1 season fetched a staggering €162,000 (£142,000) at auction on February 6. That's a new record for a racing helmet at auction as the previous record was held when Senna's 1991 helmet sold for...

Luciano Burti: Ayrton saved me

Luciano Burti
Former Ferrari Formula 1 test driver Luciano Burti says he only survived his 111G accident in the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix thanks to safety improvements triggered by the death of Ayrton Senna. Burti crashed his Prost head on into the Blanchimont tyre barriers after a...