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Incredible stories of Ayrton Senna

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...

The tragic death of Roland Ratzenberger

On the morning of the San Marino Grand Prix on 1 May 1994, Ayrton Sennaplaced an Austrian flag in his racing car. The great Brazilian champion had planned to wave the flag as he...

Archive: Prost’s touching tribute to Ayrton Senna

Friday 6 May 1994 Alain Prost, who retired at the end of his title-winning 1993 season to be replaced in the Williams team by Senna, was joined at the funeral by two other former champions,...

Formula 1 never had a weekend like Imola

Competing in only his third race for the British team - a partnership which was expected to see Senna add to his tally of 41 grands prix victories and three world titles - the...
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...

Formula 1 Safety

Racing in the rain is scary beyond belief. To drivers at the top of motor sport, a wet track has always offered the supreme test. That is why there is a special category of...

Last Win: Australian Grand Prix 1993

Ayrton Senna’s win (his 41st) was the 104th for McLaren, a result that enabled McLaren to overtake Ferrari as the most successful team in 43 years of World Championship racing. Alain Prost was second...

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...

Formula Ford: In memory of Senna

Ayrton had travelled to Britain in 1981 as a 20-year-old to further his racing career after success in karting in his native Brazil. Like many aspiring drivers before and since, he decided that Formula...

Donington: Senna and Williams

Ten years after he first drove for Frank, Senna has finally been reunited with the Didcot team, this time to race. But what did happen at Donington in 1983? It was a cool, dry day,...