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Hello everyone. You may know that the time is near of the passing of Ayrton Senna and I just wanted to write a few things about him. He is defiantly my favorite Formula 1 driver of all time. He was the best of the best and push the car to limit even to the impossible. He was focused and was always looking for improvement. I would have loved to see one of his races in real life. Ayrton Senna was the kind of guy that always went for the gap. He said one time that, "If you are no longer going for the gap then you are not a real racing driver." He was defiantly a real racing driver. I love the design on his helmet as well you can never mistake it for anyone else, when you see the yellow and green you always go, "There's Ayrton!" I wish the Senna family the best and before I end this thread I have some pictures and achievements of Ayrton Senna, The greatest Formula 1 driver in the would. :-bd

Ayrton Senna: March 21, 1960 - May 1, 1994

Races: 162
Championships: 3 (1988, 1990, 1991)
Wins: 41
Podiums: 80
Points: 164
Pole Positions: 65
Fastest Laps: 19
First Win: 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix











Your the BEST SENNA!
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It's such a shame that Senna's death overshadowed Roland Ratzenberger's. While both death's are true tragedies, I don't think Ayrton would ever want his death to take precedence over a fellow driver's on the day before the anniversary.

The saddest thing about it is the Austrian flag in Senna's cockpit. 

Rest in peace, Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna. 
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I don't think Ratzenberger's death got overshadowed. Well, at first, yeah. But to put it bluntly, we have loads of people who point out every year how we must remember Ratzenberger as well. We wouldn't have had that if Senna didn't die that weekend as well. Ratzenberger would have been a forgotten man by now. Do we remember who died before him? Not in the same manner.

So as a whole, I think Senna's death probably made sure Ratzenberger will at least never be forgotten, which to me is one of the greatest honors you can have, if not the greatest.

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Jiggy said:
I don't think Ratzenberger's death got overshadowed. Well, at first, yeah. But to put it bluntly, we have loads of people who point out every year how we must remember Ratzenberger as well. We wouldn't have had that if Senna didn't die that weekend as well. Ratzenberger would have been a forgotten man by now. Do we remember who died before him? Not in the same manner.

So as a whole, I think Senna's death probably made sure Ratzenberger will at least never be forgotten, which to me is one of the greatest honors you can have, if not the greatest.

Elio De Angelis died before him, that was and still is a very notable incident, I would agree that Paletti who was the last driver to die in an actual race before Roland was largely forgotten. To be honest the main reason people speak of Senna is because nobody expected it to happen to him of all people.
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I think what has been said about how Ratzenberger would be forgotten without Senna's death is true to an extent as sad as it is. It is the same reason people remember that crash from Barrichello that nearly killed him I think. 

I'm just glad that F1 has reached a point where it is actually somewhat safe, I don't think I could watch a sport that could kill someone every few weekends.
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Britpoint said:
The death of Ayrton Senna is my first memory of Formula One. That saddens me.

Although it wasn't my first memory I hadn't been watching F1 long before it happened because that wsa when I started to get into it remember watching live on TV as it happened too.



Jiggy said:
I don't think Ratzenberger's death got overshadowed. Well, at first, yeah. But to put it bluntly, we have loads of people who point out every year how we must remember Ratzenberger as well. We wouldn't have had that if Senna didn't die that weekend as well. Ratzenberger would have been a forgotten man by now. Do we remember who died before him? Not in the same manner.

So as a whole, I think Senna's death probably made sure Ratzenberger will at least never be forgotten, which to me is one of the greatest honors you can have, if not the greatest.

I think it's more down to the fact that Senna was a 3 time champion of the sport as far as I can remember Ratzenberger didn't win anything. I know that doesn't make it easier on his family and friends at the time but it's an unfortunate truth
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Britpoint said:
The death of Ayrton Senna is my first memory of Formula One. That saddens me.

Although it wasn't my first memory I hadn't been watching F1 long before it happened because that wsa when I started to get into it remember watching live on TV as it happened too.



Jiggy said:
I don't think Ratzenberger's death got overshadowed. Well, at first, yeah. But to put it bluntly, we have loads of people who point out every year how we must remember Ratzenberger as well. We wouldn't have had that if Senna didn't die that weekend as well. Ratzenberger would have been a forgotten man by now. Do we remember who died before him? Not in the same manner.

So as a whole, I think Senna's death probably made sure Ratzenberger will at least never be forgotten, which to me is one of the greatest honors you can have, if not the greatest.

I think it's more down to the fact that Senna was a 3 time champion of the sport as far as I can remember Ratzenberger didn't win anything. I know that doesn't make it easier on his family and friends at the time but it's an unfortunate truth
He was actually a very quick driver and a great development driver for the team. He'd had some cracking races in the GT class or whatever it was called then.
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Britpoint said:
The death of Ayrton Senna is my first memory of Formula One. That saddens me.

Although it wasn't my first memory I hadn't been watching F1 long before it happened because that wsa when I started to get into it remember watching live on TV as it happened too.



Jiggy said:
I don't think Ratzenberger's death got overshadowed. Well, at first, yeah. But to put it bluntly, we have loads of people who point out every year how we must remember Ratzenberger as well. We wouldn't have had that if Senna didn't die that weekend as well. Ratzenberger would have been a forgotten man by now. Do we remember who died before him? Not in the same manner.

So as a whole, I think Senna's death probably made sure Ratzenberger will at least never be forgotten, which to me is one of the greatest honors you can have, if not the greatest.

I think it's more down to the fact that Senna was a 3 time champion of the sport as far as I can remember Ratzenberger didn't win anything. I know that doesn't make it easier on his family and friends at the time but it's an unfortunate truth
He was actually a very quick driver and a great development driver for the team. He'd had some cracking races in the GT class or whatever it was called then.
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Well I never got to see the man race, but I've watched so many hours of footage of his races and documentaries and he was obviously quite special. My opinion has obviously been influenced by other sources but I believe he was the quickest driver in F1. His lap in Monaco, 1.4s ahead of Prost. Unbelievable. What an awful weekend Imola was.

Sky F1 have had a Senna week and the Sky+ planner has been full of shows. Classic races, interviews, classic cars, and I still have loads to watch!
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