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Incredible stories of Ayrton Senna

Ron Dennis' voice cracked and he turned away to compose himself as the memories of Ayrton Senna flooded back. On the 20th anniversary (2014) of the brilliant Brazilian’s tragic death at Tamburello, most will remember a champion, an idol, a motor racing...
On the morning of the San Marino Grand Prix on 1 May 1994, Ayrton Senna placed an Austrian flag in his racing car. The great Brazilian champion had planned to wave the flag as he passed the finishing line in...
23 Apr 2004 Michael Schumacher paid tribute to Ayrton Senna at the circuit where the Brazilian driver was killed in a crash 10 years ago as the German chased him. "It was a privilege for me to be able to race...
Adrian Newey – most successful Formula One car designer, current chief technical officer of the Red Bull Racing, has reveals the new details of the modification made to Ayrton Senna’s Williams FW16 ahead his fatal crash during the 1994...
Products branded with Senna’s name and likeness can be found in a lot of places in Brazil, and as is fitting with his life of charitable giving, they still fund educational programs for Brazilian kids. Senna’s name is still...
When they came to erect a memorial to Ayrton Senna opposite the place where he died, the people of Imola settled on a statue that showed him not in a moment of triumph on the podium at a circuit...
Much has been written about the tragedy of Imola 1994. The story is well known, Rubens Barrichello crashed heavily on the Friday, before Roland Ratzenberger was killed on Saturday in qualifying. Then came Sunday May 1st, when arguably the...
Ayrton Senna at podium

1986 Season Review

Alain Prost became the first driver to successfully defend his World Championship since Jack Brabham in 1960 following a season that climaxed in a classic three-way title fight at the final round in Adelaide. Prost appeared to have little...
Imagine if Diego Maradona, when arriving in Europe in the 1980s, signed not for Barcelona but for Norwich City, turning them into championship contenders for several seasons. A little far-fetched? Perhaps. But it is a pretty solid analogy for what...
In 1991 three Autocar journalists shadowed Ayrton Senna for 24 hours, gaining an insight into the world champion's life. Here is that story from the archives. Sunday 23 June 1991, 6:30pm, Kidlington Airport – Michael Harvey reports The sky is as...