Suzuka Circuit 1990

Before the pair started talking a video clip was played. The film showed Senna’s white-and-red McLaren ploughing into the rear of Alain Prost’s scarlet Ferrari at the start of the previous race in Japan. The crash put both out of the race and confirmed Senna as champion...

New Teammate: Elio de Angelis

Belgian GP 1986
Elio de Angelis was a unique charismatic person who was highly respected in the Formula 1 world. He was a very good man, a man with a very artistic talent, known for his very polite character and refined hands. Not only as a driver...

Williams: Senna in our minds

Ayrton
The Brazilian legend, and arguably the greatest Formula One driver in history, lost his life at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix when, on lap seven, his Williams car smashed into a concrete wall on the Imola track. His team boss Sir Frank Williams still...

Connected: Eric Comas & Ayrton Senna

Eric Comas 1992
When the Frenchman drove in Formula 1 at Ligier in 1992 he crashed heavily during a practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix. Ayrton Senna was the first driver to see the crashed Ligier on the asphalt. Senna decided to get out and help...

Senna: The legend and his legacy

Spa Francorchamps 1987
"Every era has someone who changes the sport and he was one of those people." The words of Damon Hill when remembering Ayrton Senna, the charismatic and iconic Brazilian driver whose talent behind the wheel of a racing car ensured he transcended the sport in...

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,...