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F1 Gunfight: Ayrton Senna vs Eddie Irvine

Most drivers, after winning a race, are usually in the mood to celebrate, or at the very least to bask in the glory of the moment for a while. Not so Ayrton Senna, whose...
Ayrton Senna at Donington podium 1993

Opening lap of the Grand Prix of Europe

There have been some opportunist moves in Formula One over the years – Jacky Ickx passing Niki Lauda round the outside at Paddock Bend in the 1974 Race of Champions, or Nigel Mansell diving...
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...

Keith Sutton recalls a friendship with Ayrton Senna

Keith Sutton remembers the beginning of his career simply. "I was a young lad from Cheadle with a passion for motor sport and photography," he says. At the time, in 1981, he was only...

Ron Dennis talks about SENNA

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...

F1 Engineering: Steve Nichols

Born and raised in Utah, USA, Nichols was 13 years old when he made his racing debut, behind the wheel of a kart his parents bought him for Christmas in 1960. "My father used...

Review: Hockenheimring 1992

Mansell equals Senna's eight-in-a-season victory record Ayrton Senna didn't win in Germany. Not on the track, anyway. But as far as underlining his brilliance when he forgets about the occasional questionable manoeuvre, he won handsome personal...

22 years on: Remembering Ayrton Senna

Turn the key to suite 200 at Hotel Castello, Ayrton Senna’s bolthole amid the pastoral peace of Emilia-Romagna, and one finds the décor has evolved little since 1994: there is still a curious teardrop-shaped...

Memories of a close friend : Alfredo Popesco

In 1974 he won the São Paulo junior championship and in 1975 was runner-up in the nationals. He'd met Alfredo Popesco through Popesco's younger brother who was already friends with him. The two families...

Racing: Senna’s first bitter rivalry

Long before he locked horns with the likes of Alain Prost in Formula 1, Ayrton Senna endured his first fierce rivalry in Formula Ford. Andrew van Leeuwen sat down with Senna's first bitter rival,...