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Incredible stories of Ayrton Senna

Two-time Formula 1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi has revealed that Ayrton Senna was set to race at the 77th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1993. The Brazilian spoke of his close relationship with Senna in the ‘Beyond the Grid’...
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 Imola. Outside, his boss's jet, a British Aerospace 125, lay on the tarmac, fuelled and...

Suzuka Circuit 1990

Before the pair started talking a video clip was played. The film showed Senna’s white-and-red McLaren ploughing into the rear of Alain Prost’s scarlet Ferrari at the start of the previous race in Japan. The crash put both out of the race...
An F1 legend revealed what makes Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna different from the present-day racing stars. Formula One is one of the most electrifying sports in the world. Aside from the fact that it is mainly ran by the...
The Brazilian legend, and arguably the greatest Formula One driver in history, lost his life at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix when, on lap seven, his Williams car smashed into a concrete wall on the Imola track. His team...
On the morning of the San Marino Grand Prix on 1 May 1994, Ayrton Senna placed an Austrian flag in his racing car. The great Brazilian champion had planned to wave the flag as he passed the finishing line in...
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Tech: F1 Telemetry

A host of electronic devices, including ECU (Engine Control Unit or as some people call it Electronic Control Unit) which transmits specific data, for example measurements, but not only, to a remote site, in F1 case, to pit wall and pit...
Former Ferrari Formula 1 test driver Luciano Burti says he only survived his 111G accident in the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix thanks to safety improvements triggered by the death of Ayrton Senna. Burti crashed his Prost head on into the...
On 28th April 1994, in Padua – Italy, after more than  a year of   planning and projects,  an  agreement  for  the construction  of a series of bicycles  bearing  the name SENNA was concluded  just a few days  before...
In 1991 three Autocar journalists shadowed Ayrton Senna for 24 hours, gaining an insight into the world champion's life. Here is that story from the archives. Sunday 23 June 1991, 6:30pm, Kidlington Airport – Michael Harvey reports The sky is as...