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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...
Three-time Formula 1 world champion Ayrton Senna was leading the San Marino Grand Prix on May 1 1994 when he crashed into barrier at the Imola circuit, resulting in his death at the age of 34. The Brazilian's death rounded off a dark weekend for the sport, with Austrian Roland...
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...
Ayrton Senna in Australia 1985
I don’t remember the day men landed on the moon, but I remember the day when I watched Ayrton Senna’s crash on television. I first met Ayrton in 1979, when I was working in Formula 3, and our Brazilian driver Chico Serra – who was one of the upcoming...
Ayrton Senna in France 1988
It's has been twenty one years since the passing of Ayrton Senna, from an accident at the San Marino Grand Prix were Senna crashed his Williams at Tumbrello on lap seven of the race. He would have been 54, if he was still around today. So this post is...
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton has led the tributes to mark the anniversary of the death of Formula One legend Ayrton Senna. The former Brazilian driver passed away 23 years ago on 1 May after an accident while leading the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994. The ex-Williams driver won the driver's...
Max Verstappen in Spain 2016
Max Verstappen’s stunning charge through the field in the Brazilian Grand Prix has been likened to some of the greatest ever wet-weather Formula 1 drives from Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher. The Red Bull driver was forced to recover from a late pitstop to change to extreme wet tyres after...
Ayrton Senna and Ron Dennis in 1988
The 69-year-old will be told by fellow shareholders on Tuesday that he must give up his position as chairman and chief executive of the McLaren Group. He does not want to step down and failed in a High Court bid last week to prevent McLaren putting him on 'gardening leave'...
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...
Alex Zanardi
Alex Zanardi is not a devout man, but as he absorbed the reality of back-to-back Paralympic gold medals he could not help but entertain the idea of divine intervention. “Normally, I don’t thank God for these things – God has far more important matters to worry about – but...