A brass plaque on a grassy circle in Sao Paulo's Morumbi cemetery marks the last resting place of a man revered by many as Formula One's greatest driver. The Brazilian, a triple world champion, was 34 when he died after crashing in the San Marino Grand Prix at Italy's Imola circuit. Every sport has days that define it and May 1, 1994 is seared into the soul of Formula One -- a grim Sunday on a weekend that will be forever shrouded in sadness.
It was worn by Senna for F1 testing.
Soichiro Honda, oval pistons and Ayrton Senna, oh my!
He was quicker than Penske's current drivers.
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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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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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 Sa