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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,...
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...
McLaren Supercar
In the world of motorsports, there are few rivalries as intense as Ferrari versus McLaren. Over the years, legendary figures such as Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher, James Hunt, Niki Lauda, and Mika Hakkinen have waged war on the race tracks of Formula One for the two powerhouse...
Senna Tribute helmet
Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. donated a helmet painted by graffiti artist Shock Maravilha to the Ayrton Senna Institute, run by the Brazilian's family, who died in a 1994 accident at the San Marino Grand Prix. The helmet, painted in green and yellow and inspired by the Brazilian pilot, will...
Senna's house
The figure of Ayrton Senna is immortalized in the memory not only of Brazilians but also of people from all over the world, such as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time. Had he not died tragically on that fateful May 1, 1994 at the San...
Ayrton Senna spent six seasons racing for McLaren, during which time he won each three of his world championships and most of his 41 grand prix victories. During that time McLaren team principal Ron Dennis became one of his closest confidantes and allies. Senna was killed three races after he...
Ayrton Senna in Australia 1985
I don’t remember the day men landed on the moon, but I remember the day when I watched Ayrton Senna’s crash on television. I first met Ayrton in 1979, when I was working in Formula 3, and our Brazilian driver Chico Serra – who was one of the upcoming...
The serial number 001 of the Ducati bike 1199 Panigale S - Senna was delivered to the Ayrton Senna Institute. Back in 1994, the racing community lost one of its greatest talents in Ayrton Senna. Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Senna won three Driver’s Championships in the highly competitive sport...
McLaren Senna supercar
Senna — the second model in McLaren’s top-tier Ultimate Series, reserved for its most potent of cars — is a serious bit of kit. Breadth of ability has sort of been McLaren’s top trump card ever since the MP4-12C, so it sounds strange to hear the company admit that...
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,...