See that ‘Roadkill Hedgehog’ sticker on Senna’s 1993 McLaren MP4/8? It was his message to Williams and their very fast Frenchman Alain Prost.
The McLaren MP4/8B was powered by a Lamborghini V12 and driven by Ayrton Senna in September, 1993 at Estoril after the Portuguese Grand Prix. It was faster, and he wanted to race it in Japan. That never happened.
Left: the poster advertising the 1994 Monaco Grand Prix. It shows Ayrton Senna’s #8 McLaren MP4/8, which he drove to victory at the 1993 event.
What made Ayrton Senna such an epochal sensation that 217 living F1 drivers voted him Formula One’s greatest driver ever was neither his deranged rivalry with Alain Prost nor the freak accident that claimed his life in Tamburello corner. It’s how he drove whatever car came his way. Like in this clip from…