F1 Memories: Monaco 1988

Ayrton Senna in Monaco 1988
It was the event in which Senna truly, after dropping several hints in the four seasons since his F1 debut, announced his arrival on the world stage. The Brazilian out-qualified Alain Prost, his McLaren teammate, by a margin of 1.427 seconds around the streets of Monte Carlo. It...

Ayrton Senna: A Legacy of Love (1st may story)

There is something extraordinary that has been happening. Something beautiful. And it has been happening for some time now. It happened all through last year, as the world connected over a single phrase, a hashtag #SennaSempre, interlinked through social media, the internet; as time zones crossed paths,...

Ayrton Senna by Martin Brundle

Ayrton Senna Formula 3 Champion
Ayrton’s reputation preceded him – from his Formula Ford success and the way he went about his business. I’d seen him race because sometimes FF1600 had been supporting F3 and he was a hot story. Everyone was looking out for Ayrton Senna Da Silva....

F1 years: Senna and Schumacher

Ayrton Senna in 1990
Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher both raced with a single-minded determination—even ruthlessness—that allowed them to become two of the greatest drivers in Formula One history...yet their legacies are very different. Senna is nearly worshipped in many quarters. Schumacher, meanwhile, does not seem to be loved...

1987 Season Review

Senna and Mansellni at Podium
For the second year in a row, Nigel Mansell failed to win the World Championship in dramatic fashion. Mansell’s speed was never in question: he recorded more wins (six) and more pole positions (eight) than any of his rivals. But his Williams-Honda team-mate Nelson...

Ducati Tribute to Ayrton

Ducati Senna
Sao Paulo (Brazil), 8 October 2013 - Marking Ducati's participation at the Two Wheels Motorcycle Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Italian manufacturer presented a surprise Senna version of their 1199 Panigale S model. Realised exclusively for the Brazilian market, a limited edition series of...

Formula 1: The Legacy of Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna at Spa Francorchamps 1989
The 1st of May this year marks the 20th anniversary of an event that rocked the world of Formula 1 – and indeed the sporting world in general – the tragic loss of Ayrton Senna. The Brazilian driver was an iconic part of motorsport and...

Alex Zanardi pays golden homage to Ayrton Senna

Alex Zanardi
Alex Zanardi is not a devout man, but as he absorbed the reality of back-to-back Paralympic gold medals he could not help but entertain the idea of divine intervention. “Normally, I don’t thank God for these things – God has far more important matters...

F1 Interview: Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna in Monaco
November 1990 and Ayrton Senna has won his second world championship in controversial fashion having punted Alain Prost off the road at high speed in Suzuka at the penultimate race. Payback for 1989 some may say but the world wonders if Senna has any...

Last Win: Australian Grand Prix 1993

Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost
Ayrton Senna’s win (his 41st) was the 104th for McLaren, a result that enabled McLaren to overtake Ferrari as the most successful team in 43 years of World Championship racing. Alain Prost was second in his 199th and final GP, then retired with a...