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Ayrton Senna in France
A master on the Formula One racing track, triple world champion Ayrton Senna was the pride of Brazil. Twenty-five years after his tragic death in the San Marino Grand Prix, he remains one of the country's biggest sporting legends. The anniversary of Senna's death on Wednesday -- dubbed “Senna Day” -- will...
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...
June 3, 1984: a day that has gone down in motor-racing folklore. For on that damp and soggy afternoon, a rookie, a relative unknown, announced his arrival on the world stage in spectacular style. Driving a Toleman, this young man from Brazil, a certain Ayrton Senna, tamed the unforgiving streets...
Roland Ratzenberger
23 years ago today (30th April 1994), the motorsport world was rocked by the tragic death of Roland Ratzenberger during qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix. Realising his dream of racing in F1, Ratzenberger was in his third event for the MTV Simtek Ford team when a front-wing failure caused...
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,...
Fernando Alonso in McLaren
The two-time world champion believes the 1980s title battles are viewed over-generously with hindsight. A stern critic of F1's recent direction, Alonso reckons many of the 2014-16 regulations' problems also compromised what many consider as the championship's halcyon period. "Formula 1 at that time, it was very boring," he said of the Senna/Prost...