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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 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...
Ayrton Senna at Imola

Williams official claimed: “Senna made mistake”

Wednesday 4 May 1994 Formula 1 faced up to the possibility last night that Ayrton Senna may have been to blame for the crash which cost him his life in the San Marino Grand Prix. As...

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...
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 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...

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...
Tamburello Imola

Amazing tribute to Ayrton Senna

I'm a big fan of Formula 1 and I've been that so far back in time as I can remember. I'm too young to have experienced Sweden's popular racing driver Ronnie Peterson’s era (I...
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...
Donington Park 1993

Donington Adventure

If you were given a pound for every time you thought to yourself, or someone said to you, "There's no overtaking in Formula One any more", you'd be a rich man by now, wouldn't...