Ayrton Senna

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by RayInTorontoCanada, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    My bad :embarrassed:

    One thing with Ayrton you knew there would be fireworks when he came up behind another car. Wonder how he'd cope with all the "keep a 2 second gap and save your tyres" nonsense we have today?
     
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  3. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    My guess is, not very well...
     
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  4. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    I think he'd make sure he was in the Red Bull at the front so he didn't have to think about it.
     
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  5. ZakspeedYakspeed

    ZakspeedYakspeed NeverUnderestimateThePredictabilityOfStupidity Premium Contributor

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    simply awesome read ... premium content though ... Suzuka 1993 ... podium champagne + schnapps + getting the wind up from Berger = right, then a quick left

    http://plus.autosport.com/premium/feature/5659/why-senna-punched-irvine/
     
  6. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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    Senna would have turned 54 today. Google celebrates the day with a Doodle dedicated to him

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  7. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    Senna graph for the day then:

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    These are the drivers who came second to Senna in his 41 race victories.
     
  8. Incubus

    Incubus Champion Elect

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    Excellent graph teabagyokel but one where different colours to identify each driver might perhaps not be entirely needed.;)
     
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  9. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    Incubus - You make an effort...

    ...no appreciation some people...
     
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  10. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    I don't know what that graph means but I believe that Senna has been over hyped down the years...
     
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  11. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    Overhyped but not over rated.

    What that graph shows is that in 30 of his 41 wins Senna was in direct competition with a world champion driver which I think is a clear sign the wins were acheived in a very competitive field.

    Always that graph shows that Mclaren had a lot less 1-2's with the Berger/Senna combination than I remember and that we never got to see a straight fight between Senna and Schumacher.
     
  12. KekeTheKing

    KekeTheKing Banned Supporter

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    It's a pity that Mansell and Senna never drove the same car. That would have been rather interesting. Although it was quite interesting anyway...
     
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  13. Fenderman

    Fenderman Rooters Reporter

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    Post race punch ups may have been a regular feature not to mention rather frequent use of the recovery trucks :D
     
  14. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Senna and Ron started the Ice Bucket Challenge. LOL

     
  15. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    21 years ago today Senna died. :(
     
  16. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    I remember it all to well.
     
  17. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    I have often wondered if Schumacher would have been as ruthless as he was if he hadn't seen Senna getting away with such acts.
     
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  18. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Do we really have to bang on about him every anniversary of his death? From what I recall he was a dangerous driver who wasn't without his faults.

    He is just another dead bloke.

    Two drivers died that weekend you know or was Roland's life less significant than Senna's?

    Hang on this is the Senna thread isn't it? I'll go and post on the Roland one.

    Oh wait, I can't because he hasn't got one.
     
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  19. Dash Racing

    Dash Racing Points Scorer

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    Both deaths affected my family very deeply. In fact, it prompted my mother to bring up the possibility of my dad retiring as a racing mechanic. There was a very somber mood in my house for the week following their deaths.

    I had been painting a picture of Senna, not for the anniversary specifically, but you bring up a good point, Meph, so when I've finished my Senna painting, I'll be trying to find some good references to paint Ratzenberger too. I won't release either of them until they're both finished.
     
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  20. Kewee

    Kewee Race Winner

    There are numerous reasons that add to the significance of Senna's death. Yes he had his faults, but even with those faults he was certainly one of the greatest of the modern era, possibly even the greatest. What many don't realise he is the only Formula One World Champion in the sports history to die in a Formula One Grand Prix. Others have been killed in GP's but not F1 World Champions. Other F1 Champions have died in other formulas or testing, but never in a Grand Prix. Only Senna lost his life during a Formula One GP. That may not mean much to some people but it had a hell of an impact on me.
     
  21. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    I don't get the significance of that.
     

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