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Spa Francorchamps 1987
"Every era has someone who changes the sport and he was one of those people." The words of Damon Hill when remembering Ayrton Senna, the charismatic and iconic Brazilian driver whose talent behind the wheel of a racing car ensured he transcended the sport in which he made his name. Wednesday,...
In order to honor Senna, the Italian company OMP Racing, responsible for producing the overalls used by many drivers of Formula 1 as Michael Schumacher and Ayrton himself  has launched a limited edition of 41 replicas of overalls used by Senna at the 1991 Japanese Grand Prix. With the price of...
Canadian Grand Prix 1991
MP4/6 looked like its predecessor but inside was much different. The car designed by Neil Oatley was looking similar to its highly successful predecessor McLaren MP4/5B but was quite different in terms of its aerodynamic profile. The chassis also went through some major modifications to accommodate bigger and heavier engine,...
Senna at Suzuka podium 88
Ayrton Senna da Silva was probably the best Formula One driver of all times, despite the fact that there had been other pilots that managed to win more races and championships. The Brazilian racing legend was born on March 21, 1960 and managed to win the Formula 1 championship...
Rolan Ratzenberger
For quite a few fans of Formula One, we only remember Roland Ratzenberger for being the first death at the fateful 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Many an article has been written about Ratzenberger, but nearly all of them centre around Imola. Roland Ratzenberger was a charming man with one...
Senna in Testing of Honda NSX
It took the touch of a master to create Honda's masterpiece. You'd hesitate to use phrases like "half-baked" about an automotive legend, but when the Acura NSX bowed at the Chicago Auto Show 26 years ago, it wasn't quite done yet. Had the cherry-red machine that sat proudly spinning on...
British Grand Prix 1989
It has a deeper meaning than similar driving ability or comparable speed. It means receiving a ticket to that exclusive circle of talented men who with their hands at the wheel are capable of going beyond the technical capabilities of their car. And it's a passport to an even...
Alex Zanardi
Alex Zanardi is not a devout man, but as he absorbed the reality of back-to-back Paralympic gold medals he could not help but entertain the idea of divine intervention. “Normally, I don’t thank God for these things – God has far more important matters to worry about – but...
Ayrton Senna and his girlfriend
The Last Night is a collection of wonderful photos taken by the esteemed Grand Prix photographer Ercole Columbo, who over the course of 600 races, has provided us with a peep into the story of Ayrton Senna, from early Formula 3, to cult F1 status. The book covers the most...
Ayrton Senna at Imola
The Santerno river rises in the hills south-west of Imola. It winds its way down for 50 kilometres until it reaches the town, which is home to over 68,000 people and to a racing circuit: the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. In April 1994 two men who had raced at...