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Ayrton Senna in Holland in 1985

Season 1985 Preview

The 1985 season of Formula One Grand Prix racing gets under way in April after a pretty busy winter of testing by most of the teams. The only serious change in the regulations has...

Opportunity of a lifetime

Two chassis and six engines. This was the standard “arsenal” provided to Ayrton Senna for the more important races by DAP, an Italian company founded by brothers Angelo and Achille Parrilla, the only...
Ayrton Senna in Action, Monaco 1986

Ayrton Senna: From Man to Myth

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...
Ayrton Senna at Spa Francorchamps 1989

Formula 1: The Legacy of Ayrton Senna

The 1st of May this year marks the 20th anniversary of an event that rocked the world of Formula 1 – and indeed the sporting world in general – the tragic loss of Ayrton...
Austrian GP podium 1985

Austrian Grand Prix 1985

Austria was enjoying some perfect summer weather when the Formula One circus assembled in the huge paddock at the Österreichring and everything was set fair for some spectacular high speed motoring up the hills...
Ayrton Senna three-time F1 champion

John Watson on the Japanese Grand Prix 91

16.10.1991 The simmering tension surrounding the 1991 world title will reach boiling point in Japan. Ayrton Senna's failure to clinch the crown in Spain will harden his resolve to finish the job in Suzuka. He...
Ayrton-Senna-Rivalry

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 in Formula 3

Legends of Formula 1: Ayrton Senna

Gerhard Berger never made any bones about why he left McLaren for Ferrari at the end of 1992. "It was because of Senna," he said. "I really liked the guy he was the closest...
Ayrton Senna at Mexico podium in 1986

Senna: A man of contrasts

Ayrton Senna lost his life on this day 24 ago. His death, while leading the San Marino Grand Prix in his blue and white Williams, came just a day after Austrian Roland Ratzenberger was...
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...