Memories: Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka

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Video : Press conference at Suzuka in 1991 Many people have asked me to write more about Ayrton. I did promise I would do so. However, I had underestimated the impact of all the commemorations of 20 years of his death would have on me....

Carlos Sainz Jr. donates helmet to the Ayrton Senna Institute

Senna Tribute helmet
Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. donated a helmet painted by graffiti artist Shock Maravilha to the Ayrton Senna Institute, run by the Brazilian's family, who died in a 1994 accident at the San Marino Grand Prix. The helmet, painted in green and yellow and inspired...

Senna Movie

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The film begins at his first podium in Formula1 – the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix where he finished second to Alain Prost in the Toleman. From there it looks at his three-year stint with Lotus, his highly successful 6 years with McLaren, and of course...

Senna’s top 10 moments in Formula One

Ayrton Senna in USA in 1984
1. Monaco Grand Prix, 1984 In the first five races of his debut season, Senna had not particularly grabbed everyone’s attention. But in a sodden Monte Carlo that all changed. Driving an uncompetitive Toleman, he clawed his way through the field from 13th on the...

SPEED’s William Dale on Ayrton Senna

21 years ago, news still took a bit of time to spread across the world. The internet was in its infancy, and niceties like Twitter and my iPhone were still a long, long way off. So, halfway around the world from Imola in Bowen, the...

How Ayrton Senna Changed My Life

Ayrton Senna and Sid Watkins
On the twentieth anniversary of the great Brazilian’s tragic death, I have found myself devouring every article, hoping to glean some small but significant extra insight into his life. It’s dawned on me since that this is a bit odd, especially as I’m not really...

Magnificent Senna, my childhood Hero

Many petrolheads and Formula 1 enthusiasts who grew up watching the sport in the late 80s and early 90s claim Ayrton Senna as their childhood hero. Of course, the man was a Legend. I have been enjoying F1 since 1986, when I would wake...

Ayrton Senna’s greatest F1 moments

Ayrton Senna at Spa Francorchamps in 1990
Ayrton Senna is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all-time, having registered three world championships and 41 race wins in a 10-year career. The Brazilian’s life was tragically cut short by a crash at the San Marino Grand Prix in...

Senna Sempre: 20 Years On

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The memory of his achievements remains strong in people's minds. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of his legacy, and Ayrton Senna Institute is preparing a series of tributes and events.Remember Senna's beautiful story.

webCast: Monaco Grand Prix 85

Ayrton Senna in 1985
After dominating both days of qualifying and taking his third pole-position in a row, Ayrton Senna's Renault V6 in his Lotus 97T let him down after only thirteen laps, while he was leading comfortably, allowing Alboreto to take the lead. A slight error by...