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Tag: Ayrton Senna

Saudade: 22 years later

Every year, on this day, I celebrate your life. I mourn your death. I seek strength from your determination and inspiration from your dreams. I gather close my sisters, my Senna sisters and think of you. I put you on the pedestal, as every hero should be. You have brought us together. You have given… Read More ›

A Legacy of Love

There is something extraordinary that has been happening. Something beautiful. And it has been happening for some time now. It happened all through last year, as the world connected over a single phrase, a hashtag #SennaSempre, interlinked through social media, the internet; as time zones crossed paths, bringing strangers closer, making them almost family. For… Read More ›

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: 1991 Spanish Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1991 Spanish Grand Prix What Spanish Grand Prix Where Barcelona, Spain When September 1991 It is here today that Ayrton Senna could become world champion having so far lost some 11 points from car problems to Mansell’s 47. – Murray Walker at the start of the 1991 Spanish Grand Prix Race Brief It… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1991 British Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1991 British Grand Prix What British Grand Prix Where Silverstone, UK When July 1991 Steve Ryder: And with Ayrton Senna alongside you on the front row, that rundown to the first corner as well is going to be pretty critical, isn’t it? Nigel Mansell (laughing): Who’s that… Yeah, you better believe it. Ayrton… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix What Brazilian Grand Prix Where Sao Paulo, Brazil When March 1991 “He was so exhausted, and in such pain from cramp in his shoulders that he could not get out of the car. When he finally made it to the podium, he could barely stand, and he was… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1990 Japanese Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1990 Japanese Grand Prix What Japanese Grand Prix Where Suzuka, Japan When October, 1990 “Unfortunately, we touched in the first corner, when we were fighting for the lead, and we both went off.” –Ayrton Senna to a reporter, while walking back to the pits Race Brief And so it was that once again,… 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 ›