Verstappen drive earns Senna comparisons

Max Verstappen in Spain 2016
Max Verstappen’s stunning charge through the field in the Brazilian Grand Prix has been likened to some of the greatest ever wet-weather Formula 1 drives from Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher. The Red Bull driver was forced to recover from a late pitstop to change...

Senna’s kart at KartMania

Gala Performance is delighted to announce that, as well as trading in the KartBoot at the 2016 KartMania event on 26th and 27th November at the Silverstone Wing venue, we will also be exhibiting Ayrton Senna’s 1981 DAP Kart on the Sunday session. Widely understood...

Remembering a brave racer

Roland Ratzenberger
Just four Formula One drivers turned up to Roland Ratzenberger's funeral after his death during qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix on April 30 1994. The 33-year-old Austrian driver's passing was overshadowed by events that took place 24 hours later when three-time world champion...

Ron Dennis talks about SENNA

Ayrton Senna spent six seasons racing for McLaren, during which time he won each three of his world championships and most of his 41 grand prix victories. During that time McLaren team principal Ron Dennis became one of his closest confidantes and allies. Senna was...

Legends of F1: Joe Ramirez

Jo Ramirez and Ayrton Senna
In the contemporary F1 Paddock, folk without enemies are hard to find. It's a hard-nosed environment which can have a desensitising effect over the years. While not an absolute rule of thumb, those who thrive tend to be... self-centred, let's say. There remain, though, some...

Senna and Audi signed the partnership 23 years ago

Ayrton Senna and Audi Brazil
Exactly 23 years ago, Ayrton Senna signed a historic partnership with Audi, the German automaker. Initially, the three-time champion and his company "Senna Import" had the goal of marketing 100 cars per month in Brazil to accelerate the growth of the brand, which would...

Hublot MP06 Senna

Bruno Senna Hublot
Ayrton Senna has often been voted as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time in various motorsport polls. He was recognised for his qualifying speed over one lap and from 1989 until 2006 held the record for most pole positions. He was also...

Ayrton Senna and active suspension

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Porpoising…alternating between upwards and downwards movements…is great for…unsurprisingly…porpoises! Their decreased drag while flying through the air results in them being able to swim faster and further with less energy expenditure. Porpoising is not so desirable for Formula One cars that are fastest when they...

Remembering Senna’s first Formula Ford win

For highly respected Formula One photographer Keith Sutton there have been many memorable moments in a career spanning over thirty years. In fact their have been very few momentous motorsport moments that Keith hasn’t seen in that time but when he’s asked to pin...

Senna: The legend and his legacy

Spa Francorchamps 1987
"Every era has someone who changes the sport and he was one of those people." The words of Damon Hill when remembering Ayrton Senna, the charismatic and iconic Brazilian driver whose talent behind the wheel of a racing car ensured he transcended the sport in...