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Ayrton Senna, legend of F1
He's arguably the greatest Formula One driver that ever lived, but there was a time when he considered leaving everything in F1 and joining the IndyCar ranks. At the end of the 1992 season, McLaren lost its factory Honda engine deal. The manufacturer had been with McLaren for all three...
Ayrton Senna at Interlagos in 1990

1990 Season Review

Alain Prost moved to Ferrari to escape the bitterness of his McLaren partnership with Ayrton Senna. But the penultimate race in the 1990 championship would be a case of "deja vu." At the Japanese Grand Prix, the roles of the previous year’s event were reversed. Prost, who needed to...
Hamilton in Mercedes
His long-running rivalry with former teammate Nico Rosberg was subject to sustained media coverage, with the British driver’s attitude frequently coming under fire. Ultimately, Hamilton emerged worse off from the feud as the German claimed the 2016 F1 Championship in the last race of the season. Given the choice of any...
Ayrton Senna in 1990
Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher both raced with a single-minded determination—even ruthlessness—that allowed them to become two of the greatest drivers in Formula One history...yet their legacies are very different. Senna is nearly worshipped in many quarters. Schumacher, meanwhile, does not seem to be loved outside Germany—not even in Italy,...
Fernando Alonso in McLaren
The two-time world champion believes the 1980s title battles are viewed over-generously with hindsight. A stern critic of F1's recent direction, Alonso reckons many of the 2014-16 regulations' problems also compromised what many consider as the championship's halcyon period. "Formula 1 at that time, it was very boring," he said of the Senna/Prost...
Ayrton Senna in Adelaide in 1988
The high level of optimism at McLaren, following the arrival of its new Honda V6 engine and of Ayrton Senna as Prost's partner, was not diluted by rule changes for the 1988 season. These brought in a further reduction in fuel capacity to 150 litres and a mandatory 2.8-bar...
Jo Ramirez and Ayrton Senna
In the contemporary F1 Paddock, folk without enemies are hard to find. It's a hard-nosed environment which can have a desensitising effect over the years. While not an absolute rule of thumb, those who thrive tend to be... self-centred, let's say. There remain, though, some who are there because they...
British Grand Prix 1989
It has a deeper meaning than similar driving ability or comparable speed. It means receiving a ticket to that exclusive circle of talented men who with their hands at the wheel are capable of going beyond the technical capabilities of their car. And it's a passport to an even...
Gala Performance is delighted to announce that, as well as trading in the KartBoot at the 2016 KartMania event on 26th and 27th November at the Silverstone Wing venue, we will also be exhibiting Ayrton Senna’s 1981 DAP Kart on the Sunday session. Widely understood to be his last competitive kart, Senna drove...
Ayrton Senna and Audi Brazil
Exactly 23 years ago, Ayrton Senna signed a historic partnership with Audi, the German automaker. Initially, the three-time champion and his company "Senna Import" had the goal of marketing 100 cars per month in Brazil to accelerate the growth of the brand, which would enter the country with the...