Thursday Morning Click-Thru: All About Ayrton Senna

Senna AP crash photo
Today is the 20th Anniversary of the horrific crash that took Ayrton Senna’s life.

Senna was a Brazilian Formula 1 driver, whom many consider to be the best the sport ever produced. In 161 career starts, he took 65 Pole Positions and won 41 races.

With the recent release of the new racing game Classic Formula 1, I’m developing an interest in this sport. For me, Formula 1 and the history of the sport is largely uncharted territory. I know next to nothing about it. Exploring the history of F1 has been tremendously gratifying, and the stories of Senna’s greatness have been especially interesting to this newcomer to the sport.

On this, the 20th anniversary of Senna’s death at Imola, Italy, here are a few interesting links that will help put that event into perspective.

  1. Associated Press Story from May 2, 1994
  2. The Last Ride – Sports Illustrated article on Senna’s Death, published 5/9/1994
  3. The Inside Story of the Death of Ayrton Senna
  4. The Entirely Quotable Ayrton Senna
  5. Ayrton Senna’s Wikipedia page
  6. The Senna Files
  7. The Official Site of the Senna Institute
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  1. Remember it like it was yesterday. I was listening to BBC World Service on my portable short wave radio on a Sunday afternoon. I was numb when I heard the news. I was a big Nigel Mansell fan at the time but what a loss for racing. If you haven’t seen it yet, you must see the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about Senna.


    As a diehard Mario Andretti fan I have every intention of buying this game.

  3. anthony apostolico

    Thanks for posting this. I was going to comment on it at delphi but didn’t really know how to approach it. I would also suggest the Senna DVD made in 2011, it’s very good. Thanks for the kind words about the game, am glad you have enjoyed it.

    • Hey Anthony – thank YOU for the great game! I’m glad you brought up that documentary on Senna, I should have said something about it. It’s on Netflix streaming right now, and it’s an excellent portrait of the man and his legacy. Here is the IMDB page for the film:

      I’d recommend it to anyone interested in F1 history at all.

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