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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."

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...

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...

Ayrton Senna by Jon Nicholson

Senna portrait
During the winter of 1993 I started working on a book I was to produce with Damon Hill. It was going to be all...

The story of Heroes

Ayrton Senna in Germany 1985
People expect their heroes to be perfect. But I draw inspiration from the imperfect heroes; the ones who stumble and fall, but then get...

Hungarian Grand Prix 1988

Ayrton Senna in his cocpit 1988
If Alain Prost's brilliant manoeuvre had worked at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix's 49th lap, the Frenchman still would have been the...

Electronic driver aids 1994

Ayrton Senna - Aida 1994
Williams was at the forefront of this development with the radical active everything FW14B which dominated the 1992 season. After the widespread implementation of...

Legendary Formula 1 cars: Lotus 98T

There was lightning in the air in 1986. Usain Bolt was born. Mike Tyson took just two rounds to become the youngest ever Heavyweight World...

Racing: Drivers fitness program

Ayrton Senna in Training
A race driver's fitness routine was once rather simple: running, cigarettes and alcohol (the running being optional). Call it the James Hunt exercise program,...

Tribute bike to Formula 1 legend

In various motorsport polls Ayrton Senna is still today voted as the greatest of all times Formula One driver . He streaked through the Formula...