Today in 1994 Rubens Barrichello survived his horrific crash at the San Marino Grand Prix. It was the start of one of Formula One’s darkest weekends, writes Keith Collantine over at F1 Fanatic.
On Thursday 1 May we will launch our story Senna versus Schumacher. It features Barrichello’s crash, as well as Roland Ratzenberger’s and Ayrton Senna’s… but Senna survives his accident to battle Michael Schumacher for Formula One supremacy.
Earlier this week, I encountered this very intriguing image of Ayrton Senna lifting himself from his crashed Williams-Renault at the Imola circuit on 1 May 1994. I thought I’d share it here with you.
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Today, March 21st 2010, would’ve been Ayrton Senna da Silva’s 50th birthday. Sadly, the Brazilian only lived to see 34.
Autsport.com has a beautiful gallery of Senna’s finest (and worst) moments, check it out.
I stumbled upon something interesting while researching and writing the Spanish Grand Prix chapter. Something I hadn’t realised before. Fact is that the Spanish GP is one of the oldest Grands Prix in existence. The first one was contested in 1913, and as many as 12 races took place pre-WWII. This makes only the French, Italian, Belgian and British GPs older, and the Spanish race one of the old ‘Grandes Épeuvres’. Just thought I’d share.