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...

Lewis Hamilton receives National Cap with signature of Senna’s mother

Fan of Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton received on Friday 10th November in Interlagos a replica of the National Cap with the signature of Dona Neyde, mother of the Ayrton Senna. The delivery to the Briton will be shown in a special article in the...

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 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,...

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...

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,...

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...

Sir Frank Williams talks Ayrton Senna

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Sir Frank Williams talks about the good times he had with Ayrton "I always felt a great sense of responsibility," said Frank Williams in an interview with the Guardian. "He was a very special man and is almost certain that he was on the way to...

Australian Grand Prix 1989

Start at Adelaide in 1989
As predicted, the weeks between the Japanese and Australian Grands Prix were filled with hearings, press-conferences, announcements, claims and counter-claims. “Jean-Marie Balestre just wants to give his fellow Frenchman the title”, said Senna, threatening to boycott the Australian race and retire from F1 altogether....

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...