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Brazilian Grand Prix 1984

In sharp contrast to previous years, the Formula 1 "close season" has been very much longer this winter, stretching from Kyalami in mid-October 1983...

Grand Prix Story: Spanish Grand Prix 1986

Official practice started on the Friday, with the usual untimed morning test-session and the one hour of qualifying after lunch, with the same programme...

Grand Prix Story: Belgian Grand Prix 1985

The race on the circuit of Spa Francorchamps was going to take place that year, in June. Zolder was going to be replaced once...

Ayrton Senna: Roda Viva Interview 1986

Highligts of Ayrton Senna´s Roda Viva interview in 1986. On December 15, 1986, Ayrton Senna, Lotus team driver, gave an interview to Roda Viva program...

The story of “The Moving Wall”

After the 1984 Canadian Grand Prix, F1 stayed in North America for a while, and the next race in the World Championship would take...

The Golden Lotus Years

The three years that Ayrton Senna drove for Team Lotus, 1985-87, was one of the headiest periods in the history of motor racing. Not...

Senna’s legacy saving lives in F1

The lessons learned from Ayrton Senna’s fatal accident has hugely benefitted motorsport in the last two decades. What has happened in the wake of...

Ayrton Senna’s first taste of Formula 1

What could have been… Sometimes history takes a left turn when it could have easily gone the other way instead. In 1983 Williams Grand...

Senna stuns rivals at the reopening of the Nürburgring 1984

The Nürburgring Nordschleifeis probably the most revered, respected and remarkable racetrack in the world. Its modern configuration puts drivers through 73 bends and 20.8...