It’s easy to think of the NSX existing only as it did in the early ‘90s, with Ayrton Senna giving the car a wash, or Ayrton Senna helping fine-tune the chassis, or Ayrton Senna thrashing the car on track while wearing loafers. But by the end of its life, the NSX was not so fresh and cutting edge.
Words simply can not do this car justice. In the realm of exalted sports cars, inhabited by the likes of the E30 M3 and Mazda Miata, The NSX has a distinctly different flavor.
Nearly every race or test session today has been a wet one, so let’s go back in time and watch some stellar wet drives. Who had the best wet race of all time?
According to Wikipedia only two funerals, in recorded history, have had greater attendance by free will than Ayrton Senna’s. They were the funerals of Pope John Paul II, who was recently beatified as a saint, and the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Let that settle in for a minute.
Before the mainstream sports obsessions, school dances, awkward teen years, supremely fun college parties, graduating, finding a wonderful woman and eventual settling down, there was Formula One.
Want to own a true piece of history? How about one of the karts that got Ayrton Senna into racing? Bonhams has one of Senna's karts up for auction soon, a 1981 DAP kart, chassis number DAP BH 33. According to the listing, it's the last kart Senna ever drove in competition.
1984 introduced the world to Ayrton Senna, who piloted this 1983/4 Toleman TG183B/Hart Turbo to score his first points in Formula One. Senna made a name for himself piloting this backmarker car above where everyone felt it should finish, and now Chassis #05 can be yours.
Simon Pagenaud celebrated the life of his hero, three-time Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna, in the 98th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25 2014 by wearing a helmet with a unique blend of Senna's design and Pagenaud's trademark red scheme.
Simon Pagenaud will celebrate the life of his hero, three-time Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna, in the 98th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25 by wearing a helmet with a unique blend of Senna's design and Pagenaud's trademark red scheme.
Brazilian low-cost airline Azul has dedicated an Embraer E-190 to legendary Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, who passed away after a tragic wreck during the San Marino Grand Prix twenty years ago on May 1, 1994. The nose of the plane depicts Senna's trademark helmet paint scheme.
Ayrton Senna wanted children in Brazil to have access to an education. The short film Ayrton's Wish, created in partnership with Gran Turismo 6, documents how Senna's legacy has been carried. Director Tamir Moscivici, who was also behind KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide, will be in the comments answering questions.
"If I ever happen to have an accident that eventually costs me my life, I hope it is in one go. I would not like to be in a wheelchair. I would not like to be in a hospital suffering from whatever injury it was. If I'm going to live, I want to live fully, very intensely, because I am an intense person. It would ruin…
May 1st, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Formula One legend Ayrton Senna, one of the greatest racing drivers the world has ever known. Jalopnik reader Alan Dahl was there at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix where Senna lost his life. This is his story. -Ed.
Now a championship-winning sports car racer, David Brabham's long career has included several stints in Formula 1, one of which coincided with the tragic events of the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, 20 years ago this week. He recounts that grim weekend where he lost his teammate Roland Ratzenberger, and the world lost…
"I know nothing about rallying. I've seen the pictures in magazines, sometimes watched it on television. And I deliberately haven't listened to anyone about rally driving. I want to find out for myself." - Ayrton Senna
No one has ever achieved the feat of being Formula One World Champion AND IndyCar Champion at the same time, except one man - Nigel Mansell. And here's how he did it.
Over the past two days, you may have noticed an illustration of Ayrton Senna on your Google homepage. If you did, it's because you live in Brazil, New Zealand, Russia, Kenya, Turkey Croatia, and Guatemala.
The Toleman TG183B Hart S4 might have had a double rear wing and a 1,459 cc turbo four in the middle, but the young Ayrton Senna could only get eight laps out of it around the Jacarepaguá Circuit in Rio de Janeiro in front his home audience thanks to a turbo failure.
Brazilian F1 legend Ayrton Senna is on a lot of Google home screens today, but not all. Did your home country get the Senna Google Doodle?
Tomorrow, March 21, should be a somber occasion for anyone who loves motorsports: it would by the late Ayrton Senna's 54th birthday had he not been tragically killed at Imola in 1994. My hat is off to Google for recognizing this with a nice Google Doodle salute.