The 1986 Spanish Grand Prix witnessed one of the closest finishes in F1 history.
Ayrton Senna has been voted the Formula 1 Champion of Champions.
Cast your vote for the greatest F1 champion of all time.
Cast your vote in the second Champion of Champions semi-final.
Ayrton Senna and Jack Brabham both won three championships but had very different careers.
Ayrton Senna knocked out Damon Hill in round one – now he’s matched with Graham Hill.
Ayrton Senna and Damon Hill were team mates all too briefly in 1994.
F1 Fanatic reviews “Senna”, the new film about the life of Ayrton Senna.
Ayrton Senna clinched the 1990 world championship in a deeply controversial Japanese Grand Prix. He rammed into rival Alain Prost at the first corner at Suzuka, taking both of them out of the race.
“Senna”, the documentary film about the life of Ayrton Senna, will be released in June 2011 in the UK. The film opens in Japan next month to coincide with the Japanese Grand Prix. It is being screened at Suzuka on the weekend of the race. The earlier release date for the Japanese market reflects the … Continue reading Senna film set for June 2011 UK release
McLaren have put out a video showing Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button poking around their store of old Formula 1 cars and pulling back the covers on a 1988 MP4-4. Both take turns sitting in the car which was driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, winning 15 of the 16 races they started. It … Continue reading Hamilton, Button & Senna’s McLaren (video)
Today is the 25 anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s first win in Formula 1. Despite atrocious conditions, which F1 cars would not be allowed to race in today, the Brazilian dominated and won by more than a minute.
Over the years we’ve seen how performing in front of a home crowd can inspire greatness in racing drivers. Can Mark Webber emulate great drivers of the past like Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark and Ayrton Senna by winning his home Grand Prix? If he does expect a reaction from the Australian crowd similar to … Continue reading Top ten… Home Grand Prix wins
There’s a lot of discussion among F1 fans at the moment about how Brawn – and Jenson Button in particular – are dominating the championship. So how far ahead are Button and Brawn? Are we set for the kind of one-sided seasons we’ve seen in the past? Let’s see how they measure up against F1’s … Continue reading Button vs the best (F1 in numbers)
We’ve already had one new book on Ayrton Senna to mark the 15th anniversary of his death – and here’s another. But this one has a twist. Written after discussions with Alain Prost, “Senna versus Prost” tells the story of their infamous rivalry which dominated F1 from the moment they became team mates in 1988, … Continue reading “Senna versus Prost” – read the review and win one of six copies
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks back on the history of the Australian Grand Prix. It’s back! F1 2009 is about to get under way, and so are we! I’m back for the new season, ready to share with you the history of the sport. Let’s kick things off with the season-opener, the Australian Grand … Continue reading Australian GP history 1985-1995 (Video)
Lewis Hamilton will drive the McLaren-Honda that Ayrton Senna won his first world championship in at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Earl of March announced today that Hamilton will be making his third visit to the festival and will drive a 1988 McLaren-Honda MP4-4. Senna scored his first of three world championships in … Continue reading Hamilton to drive Senna’s McLaren
It was pure chance that I happened across a live broadcast of the British Grand Prix on BBC Grandstand in 1989. That first glimpse of Formula 1 captivated me, aged seven, and over the coming years the sport got under my skin. How did I turn into an F1 fan? Here are the five things … Continue reading The five things that made me an F1 fan
Michael Schumacher?óÔé¼Ôäós biggest rival was not a driver but a designer: Adrian Newey. So said K last week in the comments on an article about which driver won the most races. Journeyer suggested a graph showing how the seven-times world champion compared with the man who designed title-winners for McLaren and Williams.
If there?óÔé¼Ôäós one thing my bookshelf isn?óÔé¼Ôäót short of it?óÔé¼Ôäós Ayrton Senna biographies. So what?óÔé¼Ôäós the cause for this new title as the 15th anniversary of Senna?óÔé¼Ôäós untimely passing approaches? The idea behind this book, and the reason behind that ?óÔé¼?ôinteractive voyage?óÔé¼?Ø tag, is that as well as a biography you get copies of various … Continue reading “Ayrton Senna: An interactive voyage” (Christopher Hilton, 2009)