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"I’ve always had a very good life. But everything that I’ve gotten out of life was obtained through dedication and a tremendous desire to achieve my goals…a great desire for victory, meaning victory in life, not as a driver. To all of you who have experienced this or are searching now, let me say that whoever you may be in your life, whether you’re at the highest or most modest level, you must show great strength and determination and do everything with love and a deep belief in God. One day, you’ll achieve your aim and you’ll be successful." -AYRTON SENNA

Brazil 1989

1989 Season Review

A new 3.5-litre normally aspirated engine formula was introduced in 1989, ending the turbocharger era in Formula 1. McLaren-Honda remained the team to beat with Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost continuing their stormy but...
Ayrton Senna in Germany 1984

Haunted by Ayrton Senna’s ghost

The 1984 Toleman-Hart TG184-2 – which is worth £1million – was driven by the legendary Brazilian during his first season. And garage owner Alex Prindiville claims the three-time world champion – who died at...
Ayrton Senna at Imola 1994

Where are they now?

Telling the story of the 25 drivers who raced on F1's darkest day 1. Ayrton Senna - Williams Imola 1994 was the 65th - and final - pole position of three-times champion Senna's career, a towering...
Ayrton Senna at Interlagos in 1994

Thomas Gronvold: San Marino Grand Prix 94

My name is Thomas Grønvold, I am now 43 years old and I live just south of Oslo, in a small town called Ski. I started putting some small Youtube projects up a little under...
Ayrton Senna in Canada 1990

Canadian Grand Prix 1990

It all started off quite well. The big transport planes delivered all the cars and equipment to Canada, the airlines delivered all the personnel safely and by 8 am on Friday morning the nine...

Monaco Grand Prix 1991

Another pole position, in the lead for the entire 78 laps of the twisty circuit round the Principality, a lead of over 40 seconds on the second place man at 50 laps, sufficient to...
Senna - Prost collision 1990

Senna: The different side

Immediately after 1990 Japanese GP opinions regarding the Senna/Prost first corner shunt could be divided into two roughly equal camps, surprising though even that might seem to those who either witnessed it firsthand or...
Australian Grand Prix 1993

Australian Grand Prix 1993

All in all, it was an emotional finale to the 1993 Grand Prix season, as the teams settled down in Adelaide. Alain Prost was preparing for retirement after 199 GP outings, 51 victories, 33...
Belgian Grand Prix 1988

A Friendship with Ayrton Senna

Here, one of the favoured few recalls his early friendship – and final falling out – with the great Brazilian by Mike Doodson One day, somebody will write a great full-length biography of Ayrton Senna...

Expo EDUTEC 2018

The Ayrton Senna Institute, in partnership with Microsoft Brazil, held the 3rd edition of Expo EDUTEC, in São Paulo. Educators, representatives of technology companies,...