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Ayrton Senna in Estoril in 1985
Some drivers find their first victory as the most special. Ayrton scored his first victory in Portugal, he was the first to pass under the black and white chequered flag. People who followed the Grand Prix live on BBC at the time could hardly believe what...
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 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...
Earlier this year I spent a day at Thruxton driving two of the most significant cars in the early career of Ayrton Senna. The resulting track tests form part of the cover story for the latest issue of Motor Sport. As a lifelong Senna fan it was something very special to...
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...
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...
McLaren Supercar
In the world of motorsports, there are few rivalries as intense as Ferrari versus McLaren. Over the years, legendary figures such as Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher, James Hunt, Niki Lauda, and Mika Hakkinen have waged war on the race tracks of Formula One for the two powerhouse...
Roland Ratzenberger
Just four Formula One drivers turned up to Roland Ratzenberger's funeral after his death during qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix on April 30 1994. The 33-year-old Austrian driver's passing was overshadowed by events that took place 24 hours later when three-time world champion Ayrton Senna was killed in...
FIA Hall of fame
Last Monday, the International Automobile Federation honored all 33 Formula One world champions with the inauguration of its Hall of Fame, in Paris, France. Ayrton Senna was represented by his nephew, Bruno Senna, who won the World Endurance Championship in the LMP2 category earlier this year. “I had the privilege...
Senna at Suzuka podium 88
Ayrton Senna da Silva was probably the best Formula One driver of all times, despite the fact that there had been other pilots that managed to win more races and championships. The Brazilian racing legend was born on March 21, 1960 and managed to win the Formula 1 championship...