The making of a Formula 1 legend

Senna Movie Poster
When former three-time world champion driver Jackie Stewart accuses Ayrton Senna of driving dangerously. Stewart asks the Brazilian hero why - in just 36 months - he'd been involved in more accidents than all the other F1 champions put together. But Senna, himself a three-time...

Macau: Famous GP

Senna Macau 1983
“It still means a lot in the racing world to win in Macau,” says Ferrari junior driver Callum Ilott, winner of the 2017 qualifying race. Win the main race in the gambling capital of the world and your name is up in lights alongside the...

Dream: Testing for Formula 1

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...

Amazing tribute to Ayrton Senna

Tamburello Imola
I'm a big fan of Formula 1 and I've been that so far back in time as I can remember. I'm too young to have experienced Sweden's popular racing driver Ronnie Peterson’s era (I am Swedish) and when he tragically died during the start...

Ken Martin works on Senna project

Ken Martin Sculptor
The project is attempting to create a new memorial for Formula One legend Ayrton Senna at the Senna Chicane, at the former Adelaide Grand Prix course where Senna won his last Grand Prix race. Michael Duregon, originally of Port Augusta is behind the project and...

F1 Estoril report: January 1994

Ayrton Senna testing in Portugal
It may have been merely a little self-indulgence, but the unavoidable impression was that the man inside Formula One's most distinctive helmet had launched the opening, psychological salvo at his new team-mate. Indisputably, Ayrton Senna had arrived in the champion team. Thursday 20 January 1994 Senna,...

Behind the SENNA helmet

Ayrton Senna FF2000
Sid was one of the greatest artists in F1, having worked with other world champions, like Emerson Fittipaldi and Nelson Piquet. In an interview to Car and Driver, which debuted last January, on the BandSports (Brazilian TV channel), Alan went into detail on how Ayrton...

Senna and plans for 1994 season

McLaren Peugeot
By mid-1993 the McLaren Formula 1 team was in bad shape. Their immensely successful partnership with Honda had ended in 1992 due to an economic recession, and with it their competitiveness waned. Forced to use the inferior Ford HBD V8 in 1993, the team...

Commemorative Ayrton Senna coins

Rosland Capital unveiled the Ayrton Senna gold and silver coin collection at the 2017 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix in May. The collection was designed in collaboration with the Ayrton Senna Institute to honor Ayrton Senna, the famous Brazilian driver who had his first landmark...

Podcast with Martin Brundle

Ayrton Senna in Formula 3 - 1983
As a racing driver he fought wheel-to-wheel with - and on his day beat - the very best of his era, including Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and Mika Hakkinen. But for a whole generation of F1 fans, Martin Brundle is ‘Mr Grid Walk’ –...