Macau 1983 Interview with Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna at Macau Grand Prix 1983
After winning the prestigious British Formula 3 title and impressing the Formula 1 world with his first test in the category (with a Williams, at Donington Park), Ayrton Senna still had to face a big and important challenge in 1983’s season: the Macau Grand...

Memories of Senna by Ron Dennis

Ron Dennis' voice cracked and he turned away to compose himself as the memories of Ayrton Senna flooded back. On the 20th anniversary (2014) of the brilliant Brazilian’s tragic death at Tamburello, most will remember a champion, an idol, a motor racing superstar. The 66-year-old McLaren boss prefers...

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,...

Today in history: Ayrton Senna killed at Imola

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Ayrton Senna was leading the San Marino Grand Prix on May 1 1994 when he crashed into barrier at the Imola circuit, resulting in his death at the age of 34. The Brazilian's death rounded off a dark weekend for...

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...

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,...

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...

How Senna inspired me

Every year on the first of May, many people make a pilgrimage to a walled corner of a certain racetrack near Bologna, Italy. They decorate the wall with pictures, poems, flowers and collect souvenirs and keepsakes. Halfway round the world, across the Atlantic Ocean,...

Race to remember: Monaco Grand Prix 1984

June 3, 1984: a day that has gone down in motor-racing folklore. For on that damp and soggy afternoon, a rookie, a relative unknown, announced his arrival on the world stage in spectacular style. Driving a Toleman, this young man from Brazil, a certain Ayrton...

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...