Ayrton Senna – 17 Years After

1 May

March 21, 1960 – May 1, 1994

“In 2009, a poll of 217 current and former Formula One drivers conducted by the British magazine Autosport named Senna as the greatest Formula One driver.

Michael Schumacher’s reaction to Senna’s death:

An amazing driver with an amazing legacy. When Michael Schumacher got his 41st win, he tied Senna’s record… and promptly broke down when this was pointed out:

Anyone interested enough to read this post probably already knows the history of Ayrton’s untimely death…

But for the unfamiliar:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Ayrton_Senna

“The death of three-time Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna on May 1, 1994, occurred as a result of his car crashing into a concrete barrier while he was leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Italy. The previous day, Roland Ratzenberger had been killed when his car crashed during qualification for the race. His and Senna’s accidents were the worst of several accidents that took place that weekend and were the first fatal accidents to occur during a Formula One race meeting in twelve years. They became a turning point in the safety of Formula One, prompting the implementation of new safety measures and the re-formation of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association.”

Godspeed to a true legend

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