The 1984 Monaco Grand Prix proved Ayrton Senna's greatness

It was Ayrton Senna's fifth Grand Prix race. Monaco was soaked, and he was in a lousy Toleman-Hart. To make matters worse, a fuel spill had soaked through his suit—intensely painful. He'd had brake problems as well. But as the rain got harder, Senna got faster. And faster. The lead was in his grasp; he was reeling in… » 5/29/14 2:09pm 5/29/14 2:09pm

Ayrton Senna's passing 20 years ago: the day F1 stood still

"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… » 5/01/14 9:14am 5/01/14 9:14am

Before you watch football today, watch Senna race in '82

This is awesome. Since Ayrton Senna came up the ranks well ahead of the digital age, there isn't much online video of him racing during his formative years. But the Internet is full of surprises. The video above captures Senna racing Formula Ford 2000 at Ireland's Mondello Park in 1982. » 11/28/13 1:38pm 11/28/13 1:38pm

The Jalopnik Film Festival To Host The First Public Screening Of RUSH

Do you want to see Ron Howard's new F1 epic RUSH before anyone else? What about the rally documentary Easier Said Than Done? Do you want to play Gran Turismo 6 early? Then I'm excited to announce you'll be able to do all that and more at the first ever Jalopnik Film Festival, presented by Gran Turismo 6. » 8/28/13 4:14pm 8/28/13 4:14pm

How I nearly made the most important barn find in motorsports history

Most Formula One cars end up on display or in the private collections of the über wealthy. A car like the McLaren MP4/6 Ayrton Senna drove to the F1 World Championship in 1991 should be in a museum. That's why I thought it was so strange when I thought we found it collecting dust in the space above the… » 10/27/11 12:00pm 10/27/11 12:00pm