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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...
Ayrton Senna Karting 1970

The Man Senna Could Never Beat

It was August 1980, in Jesolo, Italy. Ayrton Senna, aged 20, lay in a deck chair by the hotel pool—steely-eyed, angry. He had been beaten the day before in one of the world’s most...
Ayrton Senna and Sid Watkins

How Ayrton Senna Changed My Life

On the twentieth anniversary of the great Brazilian’s tragic death, I have found myself devouring every article, hoping to glean some small but significant extra insight into his life. It’s dawned on me since that...
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...
Senna's wheels at Hockenheim in 1991

Active suspension and Inactive danger

Automatic gearboxes, ABS, traction control and active suspension had all made their entrance by 1993. Williams was at the forefront of this development with the radical active everything FW14B which dominated the 1992 season....

1988 Season Review

McLaren-Honda dominated Grand Prix racing in 1988 on a scale that had not been seen since Alberto Ascari’s days with Ferrari. The team now included Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, two of the greatest...

Commemorative Ayrton Senna coins

Rosland Capital unveiled the Ayrton Senna gold and silver coin collection at the 2017 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix in May. The collection was designed in collaboration with the Ayrton Senna Institute to honor Ayrton...
Senna Movie

SENNA most charismatic driver

On May 1 1994 Ayrton Senna was killed on the track at Imola, on the seventh lap of the San Marino Grand Prix. He was 34. In Brazil three days of national mourning were declared...

A fantastic instinct: Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna did things with a racing car that I've seen no other driver do, before or since, and there was an obscene level of horsepower in those days. There is one memory, one snapshot,...
Ayrton Senna in his Lotus in 1986

Remembering Ayrton Senna

It’s often said by people of a certain era that they remember exactly where they were when they heard that JFK had been assassinated. I missed that historic moment because I was five years...