Ayrton Senna: Driving technique

Ayrton Senna in 1986video
There's a driving technique called heel-and-toe where the driver uses all three pedals (brake, clutch, throttle) at once to make deceleration smoother, especially in the turns. Heel-toe or heel-and-toe double-declutching is used before entry into a turn while a vehicle is under braking, preparing the...

F1 Interview: Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna in Suzuka 1990
November 1990 and Ayrton Senna has won his second world championship in controversial fashion having punted Alain Prost off the road at high speed in Suzuka at the penultimate race. Payback for 1989 some may say but the world wonders if Senna has any...

Witness: San Marino Grand Prix 1994

Ayrton Senna at Imola 1994
May 1st, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Formula One legend Ayrton Senna, one of the greatest racing drivers the world has ever known. Jalopnik reader Alan Dahl was there at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix where Senna lost his life. This...

Ayrton Senna – 20 Years Ago Tribute

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Twenty years ago everything has been changed. A man has left us but an immortal hero was born. Ayrton Senna was an incredible legend, who will be remembered and admired forever. -Lewis Hamilton

1199 Panigale S arrives home

The serial number 001 of the Ducati bike 1199 Panigale S - Senna was delivered to the Ayrton Senna Institute. Back in 1994, the racing community lost one of its greatest talents in Ayrton Senna. Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Senna won three Driver’s Championships...

Interview with Maurice Hamilton

Maurice Hamilton, 68, is a British sportswriter and commentator who has covered Formula One since 1977. He was The Observer’s racing correspondent from 1990 to 2010 and worked as a BBC Radio commentator from 1989 to 2010. He contributes to newspapers, magazines and websites,...

Ayrton Senna: From Man to Myth

Ayrton Senna in Action, Monaco 1986
The moment Ayrton Senna crashed at Imola is something I will never forget. I can still picture myself sat on the sofa watching the TV, surprise, turning to concern, turning to shock. At the time, I was working as a reporter for a local newspaper in...

OMP Senna – Replica Suit

In order to honor Senna, the Italian company OMP Racing, responsible for producing the overalls used by many drivers of Formula 1 as Michael Schumacher and Ayrton himself  has launched a limited edition of 41 replicas of overalls used by Senna at the 1991 Japanese...

Don Macpherson on Ayrton Senna

Formula 1 mind coach – Don Macpherson recalls his experience at the San Marino Grand Prix on the ill fated weekend in 1994, that resulted in the deaths of two drivers, and changed the sport forever. I am at Bologna airport for the San Marino...

Remember Senna

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Ayrton Senna's qualifying lap during the 1988 Monaco Grand Prix is widely regarded as the best single lap in F1 history. On May 1st, 20 years to the day since Ayrton was killed in a fatal crash in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix,...