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“There is a rhythm… something like a perfect melody. Not always… but in any case I am always looking for that melody. And when I have found it I drive in a different dimension. I sense and I feel much more than I calculate. These rare moments are marvellous.”

Ayrton Senna in Japan in 1990

Gerald Donaldson: An interview with Senna

Ayrton Senna was at first reluctant to give me a private interview because he assumed I was a British journalist, several of whom he believed had written unfairly about him. Too often, he felt, he...

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

Imola is different these days. Where once the cars were absolutely flat out for close to a mile, from the pit straight all the way to the hairpin at Tosa, now they must negotiate...
Ayrton Senna in 1984

The man and the yellow helmet

We speak of breathing, eating and sleeping a subject; well, Ayrton did just that. Nothing else mattered so much to him in the world. He even subjugated his first marriage, and for a long...
Ayrton Senna and Ron Dennis at Monte Carlo 1993

Ron Dennis: I miss those times with Ayrton

It is not the success, the domination or the three drivers’ world championships and 35 races the Brazilian won over the six seasons they were together that the boss singles out. It is, quite...
Brazilian Grand Prix 1991

Brazilian Grand Prix 1991

After the dramatic inflation of recent months, and the manner in which most of them drive on what pass for roads in Sao Paulo, the local populace is used to scrapes and close escapes....

Memories: 1984 South Africa Grand Prix

The South African circuit of Kyalami played host to the second round of the 1984 Formula 1 season. It was a race that promised drama. Qualifying had Nelson Piquet on pole, determined to put...
Ayrton Senna Paris Bercy 1993video

Senna’s last duel with Alain Prost

Elf Masters Kart, Paris Bercy 1993 The first edition of Masters Elf took place on 18 and 19 December 1993. Two races were held each evening, a relay of three drivers (a Formula 1 driver,...

Autocar story: 24 hours in the life of a legend

In 1991 three Autocar journalists shadowed Ayrton Senna for 24 hours, gaining an insight into the world champion's life. As we mark 20 years since the Brazilian's passing, here is that story from the...

Gerald Donaldson : Ayrton Senna

"The following profile is from my book Grand Prix People, Revelations From Inside The F1 Circus. It is based on my historic 1990 interview with him in which spoke about his out-of-body experience at...

Interview with CEO of Senna brand-Bianca Senna

From the moment I met Bianca, I was starstruck, and we naturally started speaking in our native language, Portuguese. She is extremely polite and...
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