On Sunday 1 May 1994, Ayrton Senna da Silva died of injuries sustained in a crash at the San Marino Grand Prix. The Brazilian was mourned the world over. And his untimely death deprived Formula 1 fans of a great rivalry in the making, with up and coming star Michael Schumacher, the eventual World Champion that season.
Many questions remained:
- Would Senna have been able to turn around the troubled Williams-Renault car?
- Would he have been able to take on Schumacher for the 1994 championship?
- How would Senna have handled the German’s ruthlessness on-track, mirroring Senna’s own tactics?
- And would Senna have eventually driven for Ferrari?
‘Senna versus Schumacher and other Formula One rivalries that never happened’ provides racing enthousiasts with answers to those questions. Definitive answers? Unlikely. Intriguing ones? Definitely!
Like Senna, countless other racing drivers have died in crashes over the decades. ‘Senna versus Schumacher and other Formula One rivalries that never happened’ explores four additional stories:
- Villeneuve versus Prost
- Moss versus Clark
- Ascari versus Fangio
- Richard Seaman, European Drivers’ Champion