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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 in 1984

F1 History: Schumacher says Senna was his idol

11 December 2000 2000 F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher reveals that he grew up idolising Ayrton Senna, hoping to one day be just like the Brazilian.“There are certain dreams that you can achieve, and here...
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....
Silvertone 1985

1985 Season Review

After coming so close in the two previous seasons, Alain Prost finally became the first Frenchman to win the World Championship. He clinched the title thanks to six wins and with two races to...
Ayrton Senna testing in Portugal

F1 Estoril report: January 1994

It may have been merely a little self-indulgence, but the unavoidable impression was that the man inside Formula One's most distinctive helmet had launched the opening, psychological salvo at his new team-mate. Indisputably, Ayrton...
Start at Adelaide in 1989

Australian Grand Prix 1989

As predicted, the weeks between the Japanese and Australian Grands Prix were filled with hearings, press-conferences, announcements, claims and counter-claims. “Jean-Marie Balestre just wants to give his fellow Frenchman the title”, said Senna, threatening...
Ayrton Senna in Monte Carlo 1991

Jacques Dallaire’s interview with Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna and Dr. Dallaire worked together over a span of several years during the Formula One triple-world champion’s illustrious career. This interview was conducted in the Human Performance International (HPI) Laboratory on Isle...
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...
Ayrton Senna in 1990

Senna Again

Ayrton Senna is one of the top F1 drivers, perhaps the greatest of all time, and few will wish to deny him the 1990 World Championship; the pity is that it went out with...

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...