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Lewis Hamilton: Chasing Michael Schumacher's F1 record was never the plan

He reached his goal in 2015, matching 'the guy that I aspire to be like'

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One of Ayrton Senna's F1 helmets could go for over $100,000

It was worn by Senna for F1 testing

It was worn by Senna for F1 testing.

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A pilgrimage to the Honda Collection Hall at Twin Ring Motegi | Autoblog in Japan

Soichiro Honda, oval pistons and Ayrton Senna, oh my!

Soichiro Honda, oval pistons and Ayrton Senna, oh my!

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Senna's magical Monaco lap relived 30 years on

‘I suddenly realized that I was no longer driving the car consciously’

'And I suddenly realized that I was no longer driving the car consciously.'

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Learn about the time Ayrton Senna drove an Indy car

He was quite fast

He was quicker than Penske's current drivers.

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See the evolution of McLaren F1 cars in one GIF

From bare bones to be-winged, this .gif has it all.

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Fernando Alonso drives Senna's McLaren in latest promo clip

Fernando Alonso gets behind the wheel of the McLaren-Honda MP4/4 with which Ayrton Senna won the 1988 World Championship in this promo clip for TAG Heuer.

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Autoblog editors choose their favorite racecars of all time

Old And New, These Are The Track Stars We Love

We like fast machines around here, and that means we're drawn to racecars past and present. Here's a list of our favorites.

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Kart owned by the late Ayrton Senna headed to auction

Bonhams is auctioning a DAP kart driven by late Formula One legend Ayrton Senna in 1981 at the World Championship in Parma, Italy. It's the last kart race Senna entered before switching full-time to Formula Ford 1600.

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This incredible Ayrton Senna portrait is made from his family's jeans [w/video]

English artist Ian Berry, who goes by the name Denimu, make art out of denim. Commissioned by the Instituto Ayrton Senna to do a portrait of the Formula One legend, Berry did it with jeans worn by the Senna family.

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Ayrton Senna's Toleman TG183B F1 car up for sale

Everyone remembers the Candy-liveried Toleman in which Ayrton Senna scored his first podium, taking second place at the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix. We remember the JPS-livered Lotus in which he won his first grand prix the following season, the Camel-livered Lotus in which he challenged for the title, the numerous Marlboro-livered McLarens with which he won his three championships and the Rothmans-liveried Williams in which he sadly perished. But before them all came the Toleman TG183B in which he c

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Prost talks of tough bond with Senna 20 years after star's death

If you mention Ayrton Senna, it's almost impossible to not think about Alain Prost. It goes the same way when talking about the French driver, known as The Professor. The two Formula One World Champions were inextricably linked from their first meeting in 1984 through to Prost's retirement in 1993.

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XCAR marks 20-year anniversary of Senna's passing with Mercedes 190E Cosworth

While the automotive world is focusing on the twentieth anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death, there was much, much more to the legendary driver than his untimely passing at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

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Infographic reconstructs Senna's miracle drive at Donington

Detractors will tell you every Formula One race is the same: a bunch of overpaid, glorified cab drivers posing as athletes sit in cars that have nothing to do with the ones we see and drive on the road and proceed to drive around in circles. Of course racing fans know different. We know that no two grands prix are the same. But even then, some stand out more than others.

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Why we love racing and racing drivers

The Racers starts off with a quote from legendary racecar driver Sir Stirling Moss: "There are two things no man will admit he cannot do well... Drive and make love." Whether that's true or not, it sets the tone of the video, to be sure, and is fitting for a film that romanticizes Formula One racing, traditionally a male-dominated sport.

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Gran Turismo 6 strikes deal to feature Ayrton Senna content

In the battle between Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport, the winner won't necessarily be the one with the biggest selection of cars or the best tracks, or even most top-notch physics and graphics that can traipse all over the uncanny valley. It'll be about exclusive content, and we're talking more than offering a few cars the other guy doesn't have. We're talking tie-ins, features so cool that people will buy the games just because of those special bits. Forza has a tie-in with Top Gear, and wil

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Brazil gets special 'Senna' version of Ducati 1199 Panigale S

Ducati is bringing a special treat to its customers in Brazil – a special edition of the 1199 Panigale S superbike, exclusive to the South American country, honoring late Formula One world champion and local god Ayrton Senna, who died nearly 20 years ago at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.

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McLaren continues birthday party with 'The Spirit of McLaren' video

McLaren continues celebrating its 50 years of racing in the team's latest video, which looks back to the days when the company's namesake and founder was out running the cars himself. It proceeds up from there, covering the team's multiple world champions and including some classic racing footage along the way, much of which is attributed to the late Bruce McLaren, who was tragically killed in testing in 1970.

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Senna's McLaren drives Honda up the wall

Honda is getting excited for its imminent return to Formula One with McLaren. So excited, in fact, that it got its new/old friends from Woking to loan it one of its old F1 cars. But not just any old F1 car...

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