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Active suspension and Inactive danger

Automatic gearboxes, ABS, traction control and active suspension had all made their entrance by 1993. Williams was at the forefront of this development with the radical active everything FW14B which dominated the 1992 season....

Jacques Dallaire’s interview with Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna and Dr. Dallaire worked together over a span of several years during the Formula One triple-world champion’s illustrious career. This interview was conducted in the Human Performance International (HPI) Laboratory on Isle...

John Watson on the Japanese Grand Prix 91

16.10.1991 The simmering tension surrounding the 1991 world title will reach boiling point in Japan. Ayrton Senna's failure to clinch the crown in Spain will harden his resolve to finish the job in Suzuka. He...
Ayrton-Senna-Rivalry

Senna’s first bitter rivalry

Chances are you haven’t heard of Rick Morris. A career Formula Ford racer, Morris might not be a household name. But back in the early 1980s, Morris was the thorn in Ayrton Senna's side. The...

Ayrton Senna by Jim Shelley

Suddenly, a radiant glow lights up Senna’s face. His words take on the same lucid calm that he has when he talks about his God or his almost mystic belief in “perfect equilibrium” as...

Ayrton Senna: McLaren successes

Ayrton Senna, perhaps the greatest Grand Prix driver of all time, died 22 years ago after crashing in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. For six of his glorious 10 years in Formula 1, the...

Senna book reminds me of my childhood

So that’s lunch-time and most of the afternoon ruined then. Earlier, just as I started unwrapping my sandwiches, Autocar’s editor-in-chief Steve Cropley – knowing my fondness for motor racing – deposited a Formula 1...
Ayrton Senna Karting 1970

The Man Senna Could Never Beat

It was August 1980, in Jesolo, Italy. Ayrton Senna, aged 20, lay in a deck chair by the hotel pool—steely-eyed, angry. He had been beaten the day before in one of the world’s most...

A fantastic instinct: Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna did things with a racing car that I've seen no other driver do, before or since, and there was an obscene level of horsepower in those days. There is one memory, one snapshot,...
Ayrton Senna Formula 3 Champion

Ayrton Senna by Martin Brundle

Ayrton’s reputation preceded him – from his Formula Ford success and the way he went about his business. I’d seen him race because sometimes FF1600 had been supporting F3 and he was a hot...