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"Ayrton is an idol that even after so many years , remains in the minds of people in a very present way. His strength and charisma still wiggle including individuals who never saw his race. Example of this is part of new generation of F1 drivers has him as great idol and example."

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Ayrton Senna, through the eyes of a fan

I first saw Ayrton Senna race at the 1985 British Grand Prix. I was 11, and it left me with an indelible passion for Formula One, but mainly for Senna. I remember the black and...

Ayrton Senna 1/20 scale figure

Still sticking with my miniature driver figures, I spent the afternoon refining the painting on this 1/20 figure of Ayrton Senna. The figure is by CRAFT10 – a resin casting with brilliant crisp surface detail...

52nd Birthday, Ayrton Senna – Gone But Not Forgotten

Today the 21st March would have been the 52nd birthday of the man who is regarded by many as the greatest Formula 1 driver of all time. In my own personal opinion it’s impossible...

Genius and Mystical Experience

In his lifetime, Ayrton Senna was acknowledged as the greatest F1 racing driver in the world.  Gifted with immense natural skill and technical understanding, he rose to the top of the sport and became...
Ayrton Senna in France 1988

Spanish Grand Prix Memories 1988

There might have been a hint of post-race tiredness in Nigel Mansell's voice, but there was no disappointment. Just admiration. Jerez, scene of the Tio Pepe Spanish Grand Prix, should have given the normally...
Last lap in Imola 1994

Ayrton Senna: Pictures from Imola 1994

The Ayrton Senna documentary is now available for purchase on DVD in North America (finally!). Davin reviewed this movie here at StartingGrid during its theatrical release. While I agree with all the criticisms Davin had...

Dedicated to Ayrton Senna

It all happened for me one day during one of many stays in South America, more specifically while in Santiago, Chile when I woke up early on a Sunday morning in order to take...
Ayrton Senna and Nuno Cobra

Reflecting on Senna

When Ayrton Senna died on May 1st, 1994, I was 1 year, 5 months and 19 days old. It’s fair to say I had no idea who he was. After all, I’m pretty sure...

Ayrton Senna; 18 years without the Genius

May 1st is certainly a well known date for everyone who calls themselves a "worker" out there. It's a day to relax and maybe have a barbecue, if spring weather allows it. For motorsport fans...

Event shows how technology can support integral education

With applications, games, narratives and social media projects, students participating in the Ayrton Senna Institute's Programming Lecture at Itatiba's campus shared their learning with...
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