Ayrton Senna: sixty years old.

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Ayrton Senna: 60 years old. Celebrating Brazil's F1 champion, who would be celebrating today, March 21st, his sixteenth birthday. Image Credit: Archive Motor Sport Magazine, 2020.

Ayrton Senna: sixty years old. Celebrating Brazil’s F1 champion, who would be celebrating today, March 21st, his sixteenth birthday. Image Credit: Archive Motor Sport Magazine, 2020.

Ayrton Senna sixty years old. Celebrating Brazil’s F1 champion, who would be celebrating today, March 21st, his sixteenth birthday.

BBorn on 21 March 1960, Ayrton Senna would be celebrating his 60th birthday this weekend. His status as one of the sport’s greats remains undimmed, more than 25 years after the Brazilian’s tragic death at Imola.

To commemorate this anniversary, we have collated some of the best and most insightful articles from our Archive, from writers including Nigel Roebuck, Mark Hughes, Simon Arron and Paul Fearnley, giving a comprehensive view of Ayrton Senna the man and the racer. What else is there to say about the three-time Formula 1 champion? We’ve taken a new look at some of Senna’s less celebrated — but brilliant — drives, as well as a retrospective look at the race that confirmed his status as a future champion: the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix 

Senna’s status undimmed

Weaving between the barriers at Monaco; walking on water at Donington; and an emotional home victory in São Paulo: each moment was one of supremacy, writes Jake Williams-Smith. “Ayrton Senna was the most complex character I ever encountered in the sport.”

Ayrton Senna: 60 years old. Nigel Roebuck looks back at the career of a “special force in motor racing”. Image Credit: From the Motor Sport Archive, 2020.

Ayrton Senna: sixty years old. Nigel Roebuck looks back at the career of a “special force in motor racing”. Image Credit: From the Motor Sport Archive, 2020.

Ayrton Senna: the forgotten great drives

Senna’s great drives trip off the tongue. Monaco ’84; Portugal ’85; Donington ’93. But easily lost amid the accolades are a string of remarkable performances, writes Graham Keilloh

Ayrton Senna: 60 years old. Senna’s great drives trip off the tongue. Image Credit: From the Motor Sport Archive, 2020.

Ayrton Senna: 60 years old. Senna’s great drives trip off the tongue. Image Credit: From the Motor Sport Archive, 2020.

Ayrton Senna by Alain Prost

He was so different, you know, so completely different from any other racing driver – any other person – I’ve ever known…”: Nigel Roebuck’s 1998 interview with Alain Prost, on Senna.

Ayrton Senna: 60 years old. He was so different, you know, so completely different from any other racing driver. Image Credit: Archive Motor Sport Magazine, 2020.

Ayrton Senna: sixty years old. He was so different, you know, so completely different from any other racing driver. Image Credit: Archive Motor Sport Magazine, 2020.

Ayrton Senna: 60 years old. With his team mate Alain Prost. Image Credit: Archive Motor Sport Magazine, 2020.

Ayrton Senna: with his team mate Alain Prost. Image Credit: Archive Motor Sport Magazine, 2020.

 

Information and Images have been shared from an Article by Motor Sport Magazine, on March 21st, 2020. Images Credit: From Motor Sport Magazine Archives, 2020.


 

 

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