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Senna’s first bitter rivalry

Chances are you haven’t heard of Rick Morris. A career Formula Ford racer, Morris might not be a household name. But back in the early 1980s, Morris was the thorn in Ayrton Senna's side. The...
Ayrton Senna at Imola

Williams official claimed: “Senna made mistake”

Wednesday 4 May 1994 Formula 1 faced up to the possibility last night that Ayrton Senna may have been to blame for the crash which cost him his life in the San Marino Grand Prix. As...

Magnificent Senna, my childhood Hero

Many petrolheads and Formula 1 enthusiasts who grew up watching the sport in the late 80s and early 90s claim Ayrton Senna as their childhood hero. Of course, the man was a Legend. I...

Betise Assumpcao: Imola 1994

I thought, "he's going to be in a really bad mood now" Dread at the track, chaos at the hospital. Senna’s personal assistant was in the thick of it all. On sunday morning Ayrton arrived at...
Ayrton Senna, British GP 1984

1984 Season Review

Having almost delivered the 1983 title to Renault, Alain Prost was surprisingly released by the team and he joined Niki Lauda in the new John Barnard-designed McLaren MP4/2-TAG Porsche. Prost won seven times in...
Start at Adelaide in 1989

Australian Grand Prix 1989

As predicted, the weeks between the Japanese and Australian Grands Prix were filled with hearings, press-conferences, announcements, claims and counter-claims. “Jean-Marie Balestre just wants to give his fellow Frenchman the title”, said Senna, threatening...
Donington Park 1993

Donington Adventure

If you were given a pound for every time you thought to yourself, or someone said to you, "There's no overtaking in Formula One any more", you'd be a rich man by now, wouldn't...
Ayrton Senna Mansion

Senna’s luxury villa goes on the market

F1 legend Ayrton Senna's luxury villa in Portugal goes on the market for €9.5million Senna invited a wealth of guests round to his self-styled pad for evenings of entertainment, while it was designed for his...
Pacific Grand Prix 1994

Remembering Roland Ratzenberger

On May 5th 1994 many representatives of Formula One and the world motor racing community attended the funeral in São Paulo of one of the greatest drivers ever to have graced the sport, three-time...
Ayrton Senna in 1989

Senna book reminds me of my childhood

So that’s lunch-time and most of the afternoon ruined then. Earlier, just as I started unwrapping my sandwiches, Autocar’s editor-in-chief Steve Cropley – knowing my fondness for motor racing – deposited a Formula 1...