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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."

Ayrton Senna in Portugal in 1985

Formula 1 Review: Estoril 1985

For many of us, Grand Prix racing entered a fallow period after the death in May 1982, of Gilles Villeneuve, and none felt that more keenly than Denis Jenkinson. Even though, with his love...
Ayrton Senna in his McLaren cocpit in 1990

United States Grand Prix 1990

Thank goodness for Jean Alesi and Pirelli. Thanks to that combination, the US GP in Phoenix had a modicum of interest for half its length, even if it was an interest the overall format...
Jackie Stewart on podium

Jackie Stewart vs Ayrton Senna

I had done my homework and Ayrton Senna, at that time, had been involved in more collisions with other drivers than the combined total of all the world champions since 1950. He was agitated,...
Ayrton Senna in Spain in 1989

Spanish Grand Prix 1989

Somewhere in all the controversy, acrimony and infamy that characterised the Spanish Grand Prix, Ayrton Senna racked up his 20th F1 victory and McLaren International overtook Team Lotus International to lie second to Ferrari in...
German Grand Prix 1989

German Grand Prix 1989

In the end, the result was all too familiar: Ayrton Senna first, Alain Prost second. Nothing too surprising about that, in this age of McLaren-Honda domination of Formula One. Yet the German Grand Prix...
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...
Ayrton Senna helmet

Powerful Memories of Ayrton Senna

1994 San Marino Grand Prix, it’s a reminder that Senna’s former press officer Betise Assumpcao Head doesn’t need to see, for the impact, which claimed her 34-year-old client’s life, still haunts her two decades...
Ayrton Senna in 1990

Italian Grand Prix 1990

With the 1990 season moving into its closing stages, it is becoming more and more clear that the only team seriously to challenge the McLaren-Honda domination is the Ferrari team. Equally the only driver...

Season finale of the 1990

The worldwide Formula One Championship took the travelling 'circus' to Japan on October 21st, to the medium fast interesting Suzuka circuit with its unusual figure of eight layout with a flyover in the middle,...

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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