F1 » Williams to honour Senna anniversary

The Williams F1 team will mark the twentieth anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death with a special logo on its cars this season.

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March 08, 2014 11:30 AM

Time goes so fast! I was 18 and a huge fan of him. I stopped following the sport for a year or two, only staying up to date with the results. I really hope to be able to visit his grave one day. Nice thing to do from Williams.

Ayrton Senna da Silva, In Life Unbeatable - In Death Irreplaceable.


March 08, 2014 11:42 AM

@ThePaddock1, All I can remember was that on Sunday morning, Senna requested the tyre walls at the chicanes be replaced with cones because it was to big of a risk to hit the tyres and flip your car. They had a vote and it went through. I think it was 1991 or 1992 at Hockenheim. No idea if it is this you are talking about but it is all I can remember atm.


March 08, 2014 1:50 PM

nice one tai ,btw i maby wrong. the year senna died at imena didn't another driver break his neck in free practice or it might of even been qualifying, coz if so the race so shouldn't of gone ahead anyway! but i guess health and safety wasn't really on top of things 20yrs ago.


March 08, 2014 2:11 PM
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Paddy, That whole weekend was terrible, on Friday practice Rubens had a huge accident, was unconscious and swallowed his tongue the medical staff saved his life, then on Saturday Roland Ratzenberger was killed during qualifying at the Villeneuve corner, then on Sunday Ayrton's accident.
It really was a horrible weekend, the next race at Monaco is the only time I can remember not wanting to watch a GP, it all just seemed a bit pointless and not worth it. I did watch it though but things were different after Imola, something ended that weekend, probably my innocence in thinking F1 had become safe, It hadn't and it still isn't and it never will be.


March 08, 2014 3:22 PM

Agreeing with Taipan, and although it would be sick voyeurism to do it now, I watched the whole post-incident effort to save Senna on Eurosport (BBC stopped broadcasting), an utterly numbing experience and a reminder after so many years that F1 drivers weren't Gods and F1 was bloody dangerous. Spectators and mechanics were also injured in other incidents during the race, and I also recall that one car missed the red flags and almost collided with the stricken Senna car AND those attempting to save him. In one respect though it DIDN'T end at Imola, Senna's death was so nearly followed at the Monaco GP when Karl Wendlinger had a crash so big he was in a coma for months. Dark days....

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