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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...
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...
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...
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...

Senna’s tribute bike by Marcus Walz

It’s a common sight to see Formula One drivers zooming up and down the pit lane on scooters. But many of these hardcore racers have more serious motorcycles secreted away in their personal garages....

1988 Season Review

McLaren-Honda dominated Grand Prix racing in 1988 on a scale that had not been seen since Alberto Ascari’s days with Ferrari. The team now included Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, two of the greatest...
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...
Ayrton Senna Quote

The Intercessor

Jo always kept the balance between the two sides of the garage, cracking jokes in both corners. When relations between Ayrton and I deteriorated Jo remained completely impartial, never taking sides, even though he...

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...
Senna-collision-Suzuka-1989

Memories: 1989 Japanese Grand Prix

Suzuka was becoming the most exciting circuit in a Grand Prix season – a place where champions were decided and championships created or destroyed. 1989 was something like that. Ayrton Senna was defending his title,...