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Tag: Alain Prost

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix What Brazilian Grand Prix Where Interlagos, Brazil When March, 1993 “2.2 seconds is Senna’s lead as he crossed the line. And you can see how charged up the triple world champion is. On the wet he was hurling it through the chicane and the top of the circuit… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1991 Japanese Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1991 Japanese Grand Prix What Japanese Grand Prix Where Suzuka, Japan When October, 1991 “If I finish 2nd place tomorrow, the championship will be over. If Mansell does not win, then it is almost certain that the championship will be over tomorrow. So, it is an open situation, but it’s being slowly… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1989 Japanese Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1989 Japanese Grand Prix “Ayrton Senna is of course famous for his ruthlessness and dramatically capable passing manoeuvres. He’ll just dive in where very few other people will dare to tread, and people move over when they see Senna approaching in their mirrors.” — Murray Walker while commentating on the 1989 Japanese Grand… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1989 San Marino Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1989 San Marino Grand Prix What San Marino Grand Prix Where Imola, Italy When April 1989 “Afterwards, he argued that it wasn’t the start – it was the restart, so the agreement didn’t apply. As I said, he had his own rules, and sometimes they were very…well let’s say strange. It had been… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1988 Monaco Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1988 Monaco Grand Prix What Monaco Grand Prix Where Monte Carlo When May 1988 “Monaco. 1988. On that day, I said to myself, ‘that was the maximum for me; no room for anything more. I never really reached that feeling again’.” – Ayrton Senna on his qualifying lap at Monaco in 1988…. 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 ›

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 ›