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Ayrton Senna Grand Prix

Senna on his way from karting to the pinnacle of motorsport

Senna, like many racing drivers throughout history, came from an affluent family that was able to sponsor his endeavors as he climbed up the racing ladder on his way from karting to the pinnacle of motorsport....
Aura of Ayrton Senna

Aura of Ayrton Senna

As you may known, I was a huge Senna fan. The guy was just brillant and amazing. The rivalry with the great Alain Prost that define the 80’s and early 90’s, no ones can’t say...

Commemorative Ayrton Senna coins

Rosland Capital unveiled the Ayrton Senna gold and silver coin collection at the 2017 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix in May. The collection was designed in collaboration with the Ayrton Senna Institute to honor Ayrton...
Ayrton Senna, British GP 1984

1984 Season Review

Having almost delivered the 1983 title to Renault, Alain Prost was surprisingly released by the team and he joined Niki Lauda in the new John Barnard-designed McLaren MP4/2-TAG Porsche. Prost won seven times in...
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...
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...

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 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...

How Senna inspired me

Every year on the first of May, many people make a pilgrimage to a walled corner of a certain racetrack near Bologna, Italy. They decorate the wall with pictures, poems, flowers and collect souvenirs...
Ayrton Senna Karting 1970

The Man Senna Could Never Beat

It was August 1980, in Jesolo, Italy. Ayrton Senna, aged 20, lay in a deck chair by the hotel pool—steely-eyed, angry. He had been beaten the day before in one of the world’s most...