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Tag: SennaSempre

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: 1988 British Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1988 British Grand Prix What British Grand Prix Where Silverstone When July 1988 “Race day, though, was Ayrton-made. He might not care for slippery and perilous conditions any more than anyone else, but they are manna to him, bring out all his artistry. From first to last on Sunday, he guided the McLaren… 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: 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 ›