The years 1987 to 1989 were pivotal ones in Team Lotus’s history in Formula One with a triple World Champion Brazilian arriving to the stable while a future triple World Champion Brazilian was leaving it. The last hurrah - told by their contracts.
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.
What can you say about the man everything has been told of - and yet no words have been capable of capturing his being? You just retell the tale again and again until he becomes a legend.
Many racing team - manufacturer combinations have resulted in some really cool road cars in the past decades. Here's one that could have been totally awesome/weird.
Sportscar endurance racing is one of the most versatile form of motor sports out there. It can contain both blazing, young guns and veteran hounds within the same team, often in the same car. Such as Senna and Pescarolo.
When you are a legend in the making - such as Ayrton Senna - powered by a Japanese company - i.e. Honda - and a Japanese entertainment company - SEGA, that is - wants to exploit your ventures, why wouldn't you want a say in it? Like designing your own race tracks.Screw Gran Turismo, screw Hermann Tilke. You need a…
Where one grudge match ended, another one started. If the latter part of the 20th century's racing history had to be condensed into one race and one movie, this should be it. Equal cars, equal chances of winning, 17 (!) shared (future or past) F1 World Championship titles and much more. The 1984 Nürburgring…
“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
Ayrton Senna did this Marlboro-organised TV-interview in a Budapest hotel some time before the 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix.
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.
...or indeed he was just bluffing?