Guide to the Senna’s watches

Senna TAG Heuer
For better or for worse, watch ambassadors have become an indispensable part of the marketing landscape these days. Some of them have a genuine affinity with the brand they’re representing, some see their watch deal as just another in their portfolio of brand endorsements. While...

F1 Gunfight: Ayrton Senna vs Eddie Irvine

Ayrton Senna in Japan in 1993
Most drivers, after winning a race, are usually in the mood to celebrate, or at the very least to bask in the glory of the moment for a while. Not so Ayrton Senna, whose primary motivation after winning the 1993 Japanese Grand Prix was...

The Story of Senna and Ducati

Ducati 916 Senna
All credit for this article goes to Raffaele Fumo It is always like this when you talk about myths, and here we have two. The only thing I was sure about was that the article was not supposed to prove that Ayrton Senna and Ducati...

Ayrton Senna Interviewed by Ron Dennis

Audio: Senna Interviewed by Ron Dennis After the 1990 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. And so it was that once again, the F1 circus looked towards Suzuka for its new world champion. The stakes were high, though the roles were a little reversed. This time,...

Home video: The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix

Ayrton Senna at Imola in 1994video
A home movie has emerged of the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, a weekend that took the lives of both Roland Ratzenberger and three-time world champion Ayrton Senna. The footage, taken by Thomas Gronvold from the main grandstand overlooking the pit lane, does not show...

F1 Estoril report: January 1994

Ayrton Senna testing in Portugal
It may have been merely a little self-indulgence, but the unavoidable impression was that the man inside Formula One's most distinctive helmet had launched the opening, psychological salvo at his new team-mate. Indisputably, Ayrton Senna had arrived in the champion team. Thursday 20 January 1994 Senna,...

OMP Senna – Replica Suit

In order to honor Senna, the Italian company OMP Racing, responsible for producing the overalls used by many drivers of Formula 1 as Michael Schumacher and Ayrton himself  has launched a limited edition of 41 replicas of overalls used by Senna at the 1991 Japanese...

Active suspension and Inactive danger

Senna's wheels at Hockenheim in 1991
Automatic gearboxes, ABS, traction control and active suspension had all made their entrance by 1993. Williams was at the forefront of this development with the radical active everything FW14B which dominated the 1992 season. After the widespread implementation of these systems throughout the field...

Ayrton Senna on drivers,cars and mechanics

1993 Interview with Ayrton Senna, from A Season with McLaren series. Senna talks about relationship between mechanics and cars in Formula 1 A Season With McLaren is a 7 part TV series produced by John Gau Productions for the BBC during the 1993 Formula One season...

Tech: F1 Telemetry

Telemetry graph
A host of electronic devices, including ECU (Engine Control Unit or as some people call it Electronic Control Unit) which transmits specific data, for example measurements, but not only, to a remote site, in F1 case, to pit wall and pit garage. It electronically records performance...