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The Intercessor

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...
Senna's wheels at Hockenheim in 1991

Active suspension and Inactive danger

Automatic gearboxes, ABS, traction control and active suspension had all made their entrance by 1993. Williams was at the forefront of this development with the radical active everything FW14B which dominated the 1992 season....
Ayrton Senna at Imola 1994

Witness: San Marino Grand Prix 1994

May 1st, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Formula One legend Ayrton Senna, one of the greatest racing drivers the world has ever known. Jalopnik reader Alan Dahl was there at the...
Senna Movie

SENNA most charismatic driver

On May 1 1994 Ayrton Senna was killed on the track at Imola, on the seventh lap of the San Marino Grand Prix. He was 34. In Brazil three days of national mourning were declared...

Memories: Nurburgring 1984

As an Ayrton Senna fan, I recently wondered when Senna was “known” for the first time. Yes, I know he raced in karts from a young age, and moved up through the ranks of...

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...
Ayrton Senna in Mexico 1986

For the love of the Brazil

When Mateus goes to bed he settles down on the kitchen floor beside the cooker. There are seven people living in two rooms. It is hot and there is no ventilation apart from windows...
Ayrton Senna at Mexico podium in 1986

Senna: A man of contrasts

Ayrton Senna lost his life on this day 24 ago. His death, while leading the San Marino Grand Prix in his blue and white Williams, came just a day after Austrian Roland Ratzenberger was...
McLaren Mp4/7

What can we learn from Ayrton Senna?

1. Push past your limits “On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, ‘Okay, this...

Betise Assumpcao: Imola 1994

I thought, "he's going to be in a really bad mood now" Dread at the track, chaos at the hospital. Senna’s personal assistant was in the thick of it all. On sunday morning Ayrton arrived at...