Ayrton Senna Interview: Winter testing 1993

A True legend:Ayrton Senna
Initially, Ayrton Senna was so unconvinced by the car and the engine that he demanded a race-by-race contract at $1 million per Grand Prix, though others suggested that this was a marketing ploy between Senna and Ron Dennis to keep sponsors on edge and...

11th Ayrton Senna Racing Day

The Marathon Relay Ayrton Senna Racing Day is already part of the racing calendar for the people of Brazil, also it is an oportunity for fun and entertainment for family and friends of runners. The track will be open exclusively for the 6250 sportsmans who...

Hall of Fame: Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna Karting
The following speech was given by former Grand Prix driver and Indianapolis 500 winner Eddie Cheever from the United States of America for inducting Ayrton Senna into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. ” It is a previledge to be here tonight to induct into...

Emerson Fittipaldi on Ayrton Senna

It feels like it was only yesterday that I heard the news, at Michigan International Speedway, where I had just begun a flat-out full-tanks Indycar test, my crew chief interrupting it to call me into the Penske pit garage and pass a telephone to...

Opening lap of the Grand Prix of Europe

Ayrton Senna at Donington podium 1993
There have been some opportunist moves in Formula One over the years – Jacky Ickx passing Niki Lauda round the outside at Paddock Bend in the 1974 Race of Champions, or Nigel Mansell diving past Ayrton Senna up the hill in Hungary in 1989...

Ayrton Senna: Genius and Mystical

Senna in training
In his lifetime, Ayrton Senna was acknowledged as the greatest F1 racing driver in the world.  Gifted with immense natural skill and technical understanding, he rose to the top of the sport and became world champion three times, an astonishing achievement. Even his detractors admitted...

The shortest race in history

Adelaide 1991
The sport of Formula 1 racing is known for its attention to detail and obsession with perfection, but the truth is that things haven't always run as tidy as they are nowadays. With the 2018 season-opening race in Melbourne, Australia taking place later this...

The watch of Ayrton Senna

Tag Heuer Senna
One of the first stories written on Calibre 11 back in 2009 was an overview of the Senna TAG Heuer Limited Editions, a post that is still popular, no doubt thanks to the renewed interest in Senna’s life and career in the aftermath of...

1987 Season Review

Senna and Mansellni at Podium
For the second year in a row, Nigel Mansell failed to win the World Championship in dramatic fashion. Mansell’s speed was never in question: he recorded more wins (six) and more pole positions (eight) than any of his rivals. But his Williams-Honda team-mate Nelson...

History: Schumacher pays tribute to Senna

Ayrton Senna at Imola in 1994
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 against him," Schumacher, who won...