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Incredible stories of Ayrton Senna

While Brazil cheered Emerson Fittipaldi’s wins in F-1 (in 1972, he became the country’s first world champion), a kid from São Paulo walked anonymously around the go-kart track of  Interlagos. Ayrton Senna started his career in go-karts with a...
All in all, it was an emotional finale to the 1993 Grand Prix season, as the teams settled down in Adelaide. Alain Prost was preparing for retirement after 199 GP outings, 51 victories, 33 pole positions (the same as...
It would probably be a very slight exaggeration to suggest that Ayrton Senna has brought a fresh standard of driving excellence to Formula One simply on the strength of his splendid flag-to-flag victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril,...
Mika Häkkinen had raced Ayrton Senna; had hoped for the best while fearing the worst next to Michael on the Imola 1994 podium. And, six years on, he understood immediately, put an arm around a heaving shoulder and requested...
It was during the 1984 season that my friend and colleague Alan Henry introduced me to a newcomer to Formula One. He was from Brazil and had won a Formula Three title, and was now in F1 with the...
If Formula One power output was measured exclusively in terms of brake horsepower per pound sterling expended, then there would be no question as to who produced the best grand prix engines over the past 20 years. That accolade...
Patrick Tambay already had over 70 Grands Prix starts and two wins to his name when the young Ayrton Senna da Silva arrived in Formula One. The Brazilian was widely heralded in the F1 paddock as the Second Coming, not...
Subjective, of course. Some say Juan Manuel Fangio running down Mike Hawthorn on lap 21 of 22 at the Nurburgring in 1957, after setting record lap after record lap. Others cite Tazio Nuvolari, same circuit and same race (German GP),...
Most drivers, after winning a race, are usually in the mood to celebrate, or at the very least to bask in the glory of the moment for a while. Not so Ayrton Senna, whose primary motivation after winning the...
On the morning of the San Marino Grand Prix on 1 May 1994, Ayrton Sennaplaced an Austrian flag in his racing car. The great Brazilian champion had planned to wave the flag as he passed the finishing line in...