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Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1985 Belgian Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1985 Belgian Grand Prix   What Belgian Grand Prix Where Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium When September, 1985 “He described to me for three-quarters of an hour, a single practice lap, with all his impressions and feelings, but in particular all the technical data, rev counts, oil pressure etc. At every point, in every… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix What Portuguese Grand Prix Where Estoril, Portugal When April, 1985 “He went out there and just blew everybody else away. It was one of those motor races of all time – not for the closeness of competition, but for exactly the reverse. Anyone who stood there that day… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1984 Monaco Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1984 Monaco Grand Prix What Monaco Grand Prix Where Monaco When June 1984 “I think we are watching the arrival of Ayrton Senna as a truly outstanding talent in Grand Prix racing.” James Hunt, while commentating at the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix Race Brief It was atrocious weather in Monaco, enough to… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1984 South Africa Grand Prix

People always look at me odd when I go all starry-eyed while talking about Ayrton Senna. People who are not motorsports fans, I mean. I always find it difficult to explain, to count the number of reasons why. There are just so many. For how do I describe that race, the one where Ayrton cut… Read More ›

Remembering Ayrton Senna: 20 Years Later

I watched as the safety car pulled away to the growls of the F1 cars behind it – raring to go, itching for the race to begin anew. The image was a bit grainy, like archival footage of the old, except this was 1994 and it was a beautiful May day in Imola. My heart… Read More ›

Addio Massimo Tamburini

I guess you could say that this is an obituary of sorts. I would like to think of it more as a remembrance; a tribute to Massimo Tamburini, the man who gave the world more than just motorcycles. He gave us motorcycles that were the perfect combination of true art, perfection and passion. Every one… Read More ›

For Ayrton

For Nikki Grubb-Clarke, the amazing, stunning Suzuka has more meaning than any other circuit in the world. For, it was here, in Japan that dreams came true and Ayrton Senna was crowned world champion. On the eve of the 2013 Japanese Grand Prix, Nikki goes back in time to 1988 and relives that special, special… Read More ›

A Moment in Time

There have been stories celebrating your life. There have been those that have remembered today, May 1, and mourned. There are those who wish that they could turn back the time. And there are those who even today feel your loss, a fresh wound still. It has been 19 years to the day. But I… Read More ›

Bye-Bye Baby

There are two kinds of people in F1 fandom – those who love Michael Schumacher, and I mean adore him from the very bottom of their heart, and those who don’t. I have always been pretty clear where I belong – in the latter group. The reasons are many. There is a litany of a… Read More ›

The Medicine Man

This has been one of those posts I have struggled to write, and I mean struggled. It’s not like I have nothing to say. I have a lot to say, so much to write – but none of it does justice. For how do you describe Dr Sid Watkins, a man who means so much,… Read More ›