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Besides winning the “Million Reais Race”, Rubens Barrichello took home another major trophy for his collection. By scoring the pole position in the special Stock Car event, the driver was given a gilded Ayrton Senna statue, created by artist Wilson Iguti. The piece was specially designed to honor the three-time...
Ayrton Senna and Ron Dennis in 1988
The 69-year-old will be told by fellow shareholders on Tuesday that he must give up his position as chairman and chief executive of the McLaren Group. He does not want to step down and failed in a High Court bid last week to prevent McLaren putting him on 'gardening leave'...
Ken Martin Sculptor
The project is attempting to create a new memorial for Formula One legend Ayrton Senna at the Senna Chicane, at the former Adelaide Grand Prix course where Senna won his last Grand Prix race. Michael Duregon, originally of Port Augusta is behind the project and said he was a Senna...
Jo Ramirez and Ayrton Senna
In the contemporary F1 Paddock, folk without enemies are hard to find. It's a hard-nosed environment which can have a desensitising effect over the years. While not an absolute rule of thumb, those who thrive tend to be... self-centred, let's say. There remain, though, some who are there because they...
Ayrton Senna in Adelaide in 1988
The high level of optimism at McLaren, following the arrival of its new Honda V6 engine and of Ayrton Senna as Prost's partner, was not diluted by rule changes for the 1988 season. These brought in a further reduction in fuel capacity to 150 litres and a mandatory 2.8-bar...
McLaren Senna
More than a week after its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the McLaren Senna hypercar made its first track debut at the 76th Annual Goodwood Member's Meeting Saturday. Sadly, McLaren's claim that the Senna is the "most track-concentrated road car yet" wasn't put to the test during...
Senna in mclaren cocpit
The exceptional powers of concentration which helped Ayrton Senna capture three Formula One world championships were brought sharply into focus today for the young drivers pursuing their own path to the top in Abu Dhabi. Senna’s unique psychological approach to race driving was highlighted by sports scientist Dr. Tadhg Macintyre...
Roland Ratzenberger
As a Formula One driver and a man, however, he more than deserved his share of the limelight. Twenty-fours hours after Ratzenberger was killed during practice for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, three-times world champion Ayrton Senna died in the race and, in the outpouring of grief for the...
Clark-Lotus
They died 26 years and 24 days apart, but Jimmy Clark and Ayrton Senna both continue to hold the motorsports world in their arms. We simply can’t forget them; we won’t let them go - we can’t! We remember them for their skill and we recall their humanity with...
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...