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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...

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...
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...

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...

Memories: 1985 Belgian Grand Prix

If there ever is a circuit that truly tests racers, their mettle and talent, it is the lush, green, moody and depending on when you are racing there, treacherous Spa-Francorchamps. 1985 was a particularly odd...
Ayrton Senna at Mexico podium in 1986

Senna: A man of contrasts

Ayrton Senna lost his life on this day 24 ago. His death, while leading the San Marino Grand Prix in his blue and white Williams, came just a day after Austrian Roland Ratzenberger was...
Pacific Grand Prix 1994

Remembering Roland Ratzenberger

On May 5th 1994 many representatives of Formula One and the world motor racing community attended the funeral in São Paulo of one of the greatest drivers ever to have graced the sport, three-time...
Ayrton Senna in 1989

Senna book reminds me of my childhood

So that’s lunch-time and most of the afternoon ruined then. Earlier, just as I started unwrapping my sandwiches, Autocar’s editor-in-chief Steve Cropley – knowing my fondness for motor racing – deposited a Formula 1...
Ducati 916 Senna

The Story of Senna and Ducati

All credit for this article goes to Raffaele Fumo It is always like this when you talk about myths, and here we have two. The only thing I was sure about was that the article...

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...