The Intercessor

Ayrton Senna Quote
Jo always kept the balance between the two sides of the garage, cracking jokes in both corners. When relations between Ayrton and I deteriorated Jo remained completely impartial, never taking sides, even though he was close to Ayrton as they could speak – and...

The tragic death of Roland Ratzenberger

Roland Ratzenberger at Imola 1994
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...

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,...

New Teammate: Elio de Angelis

Belgian GP 1986
Elio de Angelis was a unique charismatic person who was highly respected in the Formula 1 world. He was a very good man, a man with a very artistic talent, known for his very polite character and refined hands. Not only as a driver...

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...

Williams official claimed: “Senna made mistake”

Ayrton Senna at Imola
Wednesday 4 May 1994 Formula 1 faced up to the possibility last night that Ayrton Senna may have been to blame for the crash which cost him his life in the San Marino Grand Prix. As Italian prosecutors informed the managing director of the company that...

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...

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...

History: Schumacher pays tribute to Senna

Ayrton Senna at Imola in 1994
23 Apr 2004 Michael Schumacher paid tribute to Ayrton Senna at the circuit where the Brazilian driver was killed in a crash 10 years ago as the German chased him. "It was a privilege for me to be able to race against him," Schumacher, who won...

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...