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Tag: F1

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 ›

Renault announces a return to F1 in 2016

A Lotus F1 Team Press Release Following the September announcement of the signing of a Letter of Intent with Lotus F1 Team, teams at Renault continued to evaluate the possibility of a return to Formula 1. Particular attention was paid to competing successfully with its own team in a financially sound way starting in 2016…. 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 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 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: 1986 Spanish Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1986 Spanish Grand Prix What Spanish Grand Prix Where Jerez, Spain When April, 1986 “He apologized to me but said that he believed it was the right decision for him and the team. He stuck to his guns and got absolutely destroyed in the British press, but he still stuck to his… 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 ›