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Bruno Senna on the scene of Ayrton’s famous crash

After four wins in five races in the 1991 season, Ayrton Senna was in Mexico determined to keep his comfortable lead in the standings....

Icon v Icon: Schumacher vs Senna

One leading sportscar journalist in 1991 bet his F1 colleagues that Schumacher would qualify in the top 10 for his first race at Spa,...

Ayrton Senna – The legend

Tamil Nadu and parts of the world which watch Tamil films celebrate today as May Day but more importantly as their “Thala” (Boss in...

Formula 1 pays tribute as lifesaver Sid Watkins passes away

The world of Formula One paid tribute to former medical delegate Sid Watkins who died on Wednesday night at the age of 84. Watkins was...

Sid Watkins, F1 doctor who tended to Senna, dies

Professor Sid Watkins, the Formula One doctor who tended to Ayrton Senna after his fatal crash at Imola in 1994 and who saved the...

Senna vs Gilles Villeneuve: Who was more exciting to watch?

This year sees the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Gilles Villeneuve, a man nowhere near as famous as Senna to the world at...

The 1994 Disaster: The Day Formula 1 Lost Its Remaining Innocence

Every sport has a moment that shakes it to its very foundation, a moment after which things are never the same in that sport....

Professor Sid Watkins looks back on one of motor racing’s blackest...

Imola is different these days. Where once the cars were absolutely flat out for close to a mile, from the pit straight all the...

Safety first is Senna’s F1 legacy

On the Saturday evening of the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix weekend, the official formula one surgeon, Sid Watkins, was struck by the thought...