Senna: Five moments never to be forgotten

Senna: Five moments never to be forgotten

1 May 2014 – On the 20th anniversary of the death of three-time Formula 1 World Champion Ayrton Senna, the Brazilian is once again hailed as one of the sports greats. Here GPUpdate.net brings you a selection of five videos – shown in no particular order – that help show just how special he was...



First lap heroics
European Grand Prix, Donington Park - 1993


Often lauded as one of Senna's best wins, the Brazilian made the most of torrential conditions and despite losing a place off the start and dropping to fifth, he finished the opening lap in the lead having passed Michael Schumacher, Karl Wendlinger, Damon Hill and Alain Prost. Senna eventually finished over a minute up on Hill. Prost was third. 



First home win
Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos - 1991

Senna finally triumphs in São Paulo, despite gearbox problems in the closing stages. The Brazilian is left exhausted and has to be lifted from his car and taken to the podium in the medical car...



Master of Monaco
Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo - 1992

Nigel Mansell leads until late on when he stops for a suspected puncture. Senna then moves to the front and despite coming under intense pressure from the Williams driver, hangs on to claim his fifth victory at the Principality...



Senna-Alesi duel
United States Grand Prix, Phoenix - 1990

Senna wins but only after a great battle with then up-coming youngster Jean Alesi, who was driving a Tyrrell...



Senna to the rescue
Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps - 1992 - qualifying

Senna stops during qualifying and rushes to the aid of Erik Comas after the Frenchman crashed in his Ligier at Blanchimont...


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