Today Ayrton Senna would have been 50 years old. This is a piece that I wrote for his 15th anniversary - I felt it was apt then and still feel that it is apt now. ------ It feels so long ago, yet it still haunts. Today is the fifteenth anniversary of Ayrton Senna's Death - … Continue reading Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger: 15 Years On
Although there had been some races and minor events prior to the 1906 French Grand Prix, it signified the first time the spirit of high speed competition was sanctioned by an Automobile club - namely the l'Automobile Club de France.
One of the drawbacks of motor-racing is its dangers. Even at the very pinnacle, accidents can happen - whether they be through driver error or mechanical fault; however, every so often, there is an accident that is so devastatingly huge that leaves chills down your spine.
I must admit that my knowledge of the 1983 season is a little vague. Sandwiched in between the controversial 1982 and 1984 seasons, it is something of an anonymous year in the sport, despite the fact that the championship went down to the final race at Kyalami in South Africa. For 53 laps on the … Continue reading Reflection: 1983 Austrian Grand Prix (Round 11)
The Hungarian Grand Prix marked an interesting point in the 1991 Formula 1 season. At this stage Ayrton Senna was just driving to the championship, while Williams were there (but still not quite there) and Alain Prost was still struggling in his Ferrari.