Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Video - Ayrton Senna's Ghost Turns 18 Today

29/11/11, 16:11 mins, 219,539 Views (When Posted)

Today (or yesterday, by the time I post this) marked the 18th anniversary of the passing of one of motorsport's all-time greats, and one of very few men who deserve the hype they get: Ayrton Senna da Silva. His unmatched driving skill at the helm of some of F1's most fearsome machines ever (especially in the wet) was teamed with a calm and yet incredibly passionate personality to make a man worthy of a BAFTA-winning movie, who gave millions to help those less fortunate in his home country of Brazil and won three Formula 1 World Driver's Championships, although not without controversy.

I could go on further, but you'll no doubt have read plenty of tributes already, so instead find 16 minutes to watch TopGear's brilliant, brilliant tribute to him and the age he raced in. I've seen it three times before and watching it just now gave me goosebumps. We're very unlikely to get another Ayrton Senna in our life time (despite his nephew's best efforts).

Also, if the V6 Turbo engines that arrive in 2014 sound anything like that MP4/4, I'm all for it!

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