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...

The making of a Formula 1 legend

Senna Movie Poster
When former three-time world champion driver Jackie Stewart accuses Ayrton Senna of driving dangerously. Stewart asks the Brazilian hero why - in just 36 months - he'd been involved in more accidents than all the other F1 champions put together. But Senna, himself a three-time...

Macau: Famous GP

Senna Macau 1983
“It still means a lot in the racing world to win in Macau,” says Ferrari junior driver Callum Ilott, winner of the 2017 qualifying race. Win the main race in the gambling capital of the world and your name is up in lights alongside the...

Dream: Testing for Formula 1

Earlier this year I spent a day at Thruxton driving two of the most significant cars in the early career of Ayrton Senna. The resulting track tests form part of the cover story for the latest issue of Motor Sport. As a lifelong Senna fan it...

Amazing tribute to Ayrton Senna

Tamburello Imola
I'm a big fan of Formula 1 and I've been that so far back in time as I can remember. I'm too young to have experienced Sweden's popular racing driver Ronnie Peterson’s era (I am Swedish) and when he tragically died during the start...