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...

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...

The death of Roland Ratzenberger

Ratzenberger at Imola
On the morning of the San Marino Grand Prix on 1 May 1994, Ayrton Senna placed an Austrian flag in his racing car. The great Brazilian champion had planned to wave the flag as he passed the finishing line in victory. Senna wanted to share...

Memories: Nurburgring 1984

As an Ayrton Senna fan, I recently wondered when Senna was “known” for the first time. Yes, I know he raced in karts from a young age, and moved up through the ranks of Formula Ford 1600, Formula Ford 2000, and Formula 3 competition...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Owen O’Mahany: Senna’s pilot

Senna's plane BA 125
Captain Owen O'Mahony watched the grand prix on the little television in the office at Forli airport, a few miles from the circuit at Imola. Outside, his boss's jet, a British Aerospace 125, lay on the tarmac, fuelled and ready for take-off. O'Mahony always...