Category: Formula 1

1994 pre-season test at Imola (7th-11th March …

1994 pre-season test at Imola (7th-11th March 1994), entering the Tamburello corner in a spectacular way

Ayrton Senna, Williams FW16, Renault RS6 3.5 V10 (830 hp), Rothmans Williams team

Photo by Angelo Orsi, a photographer and a friend of Senna. Ayrton was killed in this corner while leading the San Marino Grand Prix less than two months later.

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Ayrton Senna Sempre

Ayrton Senna Sempre

24th anniversary

The Day the Formula 1 Died

The Day the Formula 1 Died

On 1 May 1994, 34-year-old racing champion Ayrton Senna was leading in the San Marino Grand Prix when his Williams car flew off the track at the Tamburello curve and hit a concrete wall at around 218km/h. The accident was caused by a steering-column failure and cost Senna his life.

24th anniversary today, Ayrton Senna Sempre

The Day the Formula 1 Died

The Day the Formula 1 Died

On 1 May 1994, 34-year-old racing champion Ayrton Senna was leading in the San Marino Grand Prix when his Williams car flew off the track at the Tamburello curve and hit a concrete wall at around 218km/h. The accident was caused by a steering-column failure and cost Senna his life.

24th anniversary today, Ayrton Senna Sempre

Roland Ratzenberger 4 July 1960 – 30 April 199…

Roland Ratzenberger 4 July 1960 – 30 April 1994, Austrian racing driver who raced in sports prototype, British Formula 3000, Japanese Formula 3000 and Formula One.

Hero remembered, 24th anniversary.

Roland Ratzenberger 4 July 1960 – 30 April 199…

Roland Ratzenberger 4 July 1960 – 30 April 1994, Austrian racing driver who raced in sports prototype, British Formula 3000, Japanese Formula 3000 and Formula One.

Hero remembered, 24th anniversary.

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1988, Ayrton Senna, Formula 1 McLaren MP4/4, 1…

1988, Ayrton Senna, Formula 1 McLaren MP4/4, 1.5-liter turbocharged RA168E V6 engine built by Honda

In its final year of development  the 1.5 litre Honda  RA168E V6 turbo engine was at times putting out in excess of 700bhp. The MP4/4 won all but one of the season’s 16 Grand Prix races and scored three times the number of points as seconds place Ferrari in the Constructors Championship. Its success was not diluted by rule changes for the 1988 season. These brought in a further reduction in fuel capacity to 150 litres and a mandatory 2.8-bar turbo boost limit.