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Austrian GP podium 1985

Austrian Grand Prix 1985

Austria was enjoying some perfect summer weather when the Formula One circus assembled in the huge paddock at the Österreichring and everything was set fair for some spectacular high speed motoring up the hills...
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...
Ayrton Senna in USA in 1984

Senna’s top 10 moments in Formula One

1. Monaco Grand Prix, 1984 In the first five races of his debut season, Senna had not particularly grabbed everyone’s attention. But in a sodden Monte Carlo that all changed. Driving an uncompetitive Toleman, he...

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...
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 his Lotus in 1986

Remembering Ayrton Senna

It’s often said by people of a certain era that they remember exactly where they were when they heard that JFK had been assassinated. I missed that historic moment because I was five years...

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 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....
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...