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Ayrton Senna in Spain in 1991
It was a first at the Circuit de Catalunya, the inaugural race, and the F1 circus loved every minute of it. The track pandered to the drivers, equally challenging them and their cars, while also promising, as Murray Walker put it, “magic for spectators”. McLaren managed to get a toehold...
Fan of Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton received on Friday 10th November in Interlagos a replica of the National Cap with the signature of Dona Neyde, mother of the Ayrton Senna. The delivery to the Briton will be shown in a special article in the "Spectacular Sport" this Sunday, which...
Ayrton Senna in France
A master on the Formula One racing track, triple world champion Ayrton Senna was the pride of Brazil. Twenty-five years after his tragic death in the San Marino Grand Prix, he remains one of the country's biggest sporting legends. The anniversary of Senna's death on Wednesday -- dubbed “Senna Day” -- will...
Ayrton Senna and Gerhard Berger
Ayrton Senna was the best and most charismatic racing driver of all time – and my friend from my McLaren days. I still remember how the track spokesman called out my name on the grid in Imola on May 1, 1994. All the Tifosis roared in excitement. I was...
Spa Francorchamps 1987
"Every era has someone who changes the sport and he was one of those people." The words of Damon Hill when remembering Ayrton Senna, the charismatic and iconic Brazilian driver whose talent behind the wheel of a racing car ensured he transcended the sport in which he made his name. Wednesday,...
In 1974 he won the São Paulo junior championship and in 1975 was runner-up in the nationals. He'd met Alfredo Popesco through Popesco's younger brother who was already friends with him. The two families lived near each other. Now Popesco was 17, Senna going on 16, but the year's...
Ayrton Senna spent six seasons racing for McLaren, during which time he won each three of his world championships and most of his 41 grand prix victories. During that time McLaren team principal Ron Dennis became one of his closest confidantes and allies. Senna was killed three races after he...
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 portrait
Imola race track, the scene of the most tragic Grand Prix weekend in Formula 1 history, will open its runway to the public in honor of the 23 year anniversary of the death of the Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna. The event will be held next Monday (1st May), the date...
Senna FF1600
Ayrton Senna's legacy remains, even almost 25 years after his death. Ralph Firman completed the restoration of the first car used by the Brazilian in a race at Brands Hatch in March 1981. The Van Diemen RF81 model will be exhibited for the first time to the public in...