McLaren: How the Senna earned its name?

McLaren Senna
When McLaren unveiled its new hypercar, a successor to the brand’s P1, it came with a striking and iconic name – Senna. McLaren named it after Ayrton Senna, the famous Formula One driver who died tragically during a race in 1994. While Senna didn’t spend his entire racing...

SENNA most charismatic driver

Senna Movie
On May 1 1994 Ayrton Senna was killed on the track at Imola, on the seventh lap of the San Marino Grand Prix. He was 34. In Brazil three days of national mourning were declared – three days! – and a million people lined the...

F1 Memories: Donington 1993

Ayrton Senna at Donington park in 1993
Donington Park hosted the 1993 European Grand Prix, located in the small town of Castle Donington, England, the circuit provided F1 fans with an unforgettable Easter Sunday. The first and the only time an F1 Grand Prix took place in the circuit. It started to...

Ducati Tribute to Ayrton

Ducati Senna
Sao Paulo (Brazil), 8 October 2013 - Marking Ducati's participation at the Two Wheels Motorcycle Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Italian manufacturer presented a surprise Senna version of their 1199 Panigale S model. Realised exclusively for the Brazilian market, a limited edition series of...

F1 Dream: Roland Ratzenberger

Roland Ratzenberger at Imola
On the morning of the San Marino Grand Prix on 1 May 1994, Ayrton Senna placed an Austrian flag in his racing car. The great Brazilian champion had planned to wave the flag as he passed the finishing line in victory. Senna wanted to share...

Owen O’Mahany: Senna’s pilot

Senna's plane BA 125
Captain Owen O'Mahony watched the grand prix on the little television in the office at Forli airport, a few miles from the circuit at Imola. Outside, his boss's jet, a British Aerospace 125, lay on the tarmac, fuelled and ready for take-off. O'Mahony always...

New Facility for McLaren

McLaren Facility
McLaren's new $69 million technology center in Sheffield, England is almost complete and the supercar company threw an inauguration ceremony for it Monday. The event featured a speech from McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt, an indoor light show, and appearances from the brand new McLaren Senna and legendary Formula...

McLaren Senna made its 1st debut at Goodwood

McLaren Senna
More than a week after its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the McLaren Senna hypercar made its first track debut at the 76th Annual Goodwood Member's Meeting Saturday. Sadly, McLaren's claim that the Senna is the "most track-concentrated road car yet" wasn't...

The shortest race in history

Adelaide 1991video
The sport of Formula 1 racing is known for its attention to detail and obsession with perfection, but the truth is that things haven't always run as tidy as they are nowadays. With the 2018 season-opening race in Melbourne, Australia taking place later this...

Legends: Ayrton Senna da Silva

Senna and Prost game
September 1998 "McLaren were very good to me," Berger said, "and I would say that Ron Dennis and I were friends, and still are. But he never realised that his team was built completely around Senna. He accepted anything from Ayrton, never really stood up...