Determining the best Formula One lap ever is answering a big question. One far greater than I have the knowledge for, but maybe one of you might know.
Would you like to pay respects to Formula One legend Ayrton Senna with your mustard? Products branded with Senna’s name and likeness can be found in a lot of places in Brazil, and as is fitting with his life of charitable giving, they still fund educational programs for Brazilian kids. Senna’s name is still so popular…
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It was August 1980, in Jesolo, Italy. Ayrton Senna, aged 20, lay in a deck chair by the hotel pool—steely-eyed, angry. He had been beaten the day before in one of the world’s most prestigious karting events, a race he had dominated until the final lap.
Brazil may be hosting the Olympics this year, but one of their greatest sporting triumphs is in a discipline not eligible for the Olympics at all: Formula One. That doesn’t mean that Brazilians won’t use Senna’s retelling of his incredible drive from the 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix as motivation to win, though.
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.
If you ever want to introduce motorsports to a person not interested in high-octane entertainment, the 1994 Indianapolis 500 is the race to do it. Conquest, tears, divorce, fuel. All in one package.
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 1 marks the 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, which originally ran on the 20th anniversary of the crash in…
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…