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Ayrton Senna and Sid Watkins

How Ayrton Senna Changed My Life

On the twentieth anniversary of the great Brazilian’s tragic death, I have found myself devouring every article, hoping to glean some small but significant extra insight into his life. It’s dawned on me since that...
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...

Review: Paul Ricard 1985

With the Grand Prix season around its half-way point everything looked to be set fair as the Formula One teams assembled at the Circuit Paul Ricard, on the arid plain above the Mediterranean seaside...

SPEED’s William Dale on Ayrton Senna

21 years ago, news still took a bit of time to spread across the world. The internet was in its infancy, and niceties like Twitter and my iPhone were still a long, long way off....
Ayrton Senna in Formula 3

Legends of Formula 1: Ayrton Senna

Gerhard Berger never made any bones about why he left McLaren for Ferrari at the end of 1992. "It was because of Senna," he said. "I really liked the guy he was the closest...
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...
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...

Ayrton Senna, a genuine man with kind heart

It’s pouring rain outside, really terrible weather. I did go out, I needed a walk just to clear my mind. In my head I could see a replay of Ayrton Senna’s famous lap in...
Ayrton Senna at Suzuka in 1987

Senna made his debut in Japan

On November 1, 1987, Ayrton Senna had his first Formula One race in Japan. The Suzuka raceway, where the Brazilian driver won his three world titles (1988, 1990 and 1991), was hosting the category...
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...