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...

Senna’s Van Diemen RF81 restored

Senna FF1600
Ayrton Senna's legacy remains, even almost 25 years after his death. Ralph Firman completed the restoration of the first car used by the Brazilian in a race at Brands Hatch in March 1981. The Van Diemen RF81 model will be exhibited for the first...

Ayrton Senna in 1993 Indy 500

Two-time Formula 1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi has revealed that Ayrton Senna was set to race at the 77th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1993. The Brazilian spoke of his close relationship with Senna in the ‘Beyond the Grid’ F1 podcast with Tom Clarkson...

Flying colours of Ayrton SENNA

Ayrton Senna-France 1985
Fueled by his desire to stand out from the crowd of plain white helmets, Ayrton Senna experimented with a number of helmet designs before settling on the bright yellow one with the green and blue tripes that became his signature. The winning combination came...

P1 GTR in McLaren MP4/4 colours

Senna wheel P1 GTR
The Honda-powered McLaren MP4/4 was, until earlier this decade, the most dominant Formula 1 car in history, winning all but one Grand Prix in the 1988 season, and as a result has become an F1 icon. Both McLaren drivers that season—Ayrton Senna and Alain...

Tales for Boys Who Dream of Changing the World

Senna in Monaco 1989
Formula 1 world champion and one of the greatest icons of Motorsport and Brazilian sport in general Ayrton Senna, had his story selected for the book "Tales for Boys Who Dream of Changing the World", a work of "Editora Planeta" that aims to inspire children...

Emerson Fittipaldi on Senna

22-year-old Emerson Fittipaldi had arrived in the country with a goal – to impress Formula 1 team bosses and become a Grand Prix driver. It would take him just over a year to make it happen. Even flying into Gatwick Airport for the first time...