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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...
Ayrton Senna in 1982

Ayrton Senna: Norfolk memories

Imagine if Diego Maradona, when arriving in Europe in the 1980s, signed not for Barcelona but for Norwich City, turning them into championship contenders...
Ayrton Senna at Donington podium 1993

Opening lap of the Grand Prix of Europe

There have been some opportunist moves in Formula One over the years – Jacky Ickx passing Niki Lauda round the outside at Paddock Bend...

Review: Hockenheimring 1992

Mansell equals Senna's eight-in-a-season victory record Ayrton Senna didn't win in Germany. Not on the track, anyway. But as far as underlining his brilliance when he...
Ayrton Senna in his FW16

Adrian Newey on FW16 design

Adrian Newey – most successful Formula One car designer, current chief technical officer of the Red Bull Racing, has reveals the new details of...
Senna in mclaren cocpit

FIA Institute: Senna’s powers of concentration

The exceptional powers of concentration which helped Ayrton Senna capture three Formula One world championships were brought sharply into focus today for the young...
Ayrton Senna and Ron Dennis

Ayrton and Michael, a rivalry

Mika Häkkinen had raced Ayrton Senna; had hoped for the best while fearing the worst next to Michael on the Imola 1994 podium. And,...

22 years on: Remembering Ayrton Senna

Turn the key to suite 200 at Hotel Castello, Ayrton Senna’s bolthole amid the pastoral peace of Emilia-Romagna, and one finds the décor has...

Memories of a close friend : Alfredo Popesco

In 1974 he won the São Paulo junior championship and in 1975 was runner-up in the nationals. He'd met Alfredo Popesco through Popesco's younger...
Senna's plane BA 125

Owen O’Mahany: Senna’s pilot

Captain Owen O'Mahony watched the grand prix on the little television in the office at Forli airport, a few miles from the circuit at...