Today is both a day of somber remembrance and a day of historical celebration. It was on this day, 20 years ago in 1994 at the San Marino Grand Prix that Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna lost his life.
McLaren , the F1 team Senna spent most of his career with, has posted up this short video celebrating one of his most incredible driving experiences at Monte Carlo. The words are Senna’s own, and his description of the moment is a spine-tingling demonstration of why many believe him to be one of the best to ever get in the car.
If you are eager to learn more about Senna after watching this short clip, I wholeheartedly recommend checking out the documentary film, Senna. You can find it on Netflix, and watch it for free. Even if you are not a fan of Formula One racing, the Senna documentary is still and exciting piece of film making that most will find enjoyable.
While it was sad to see Senna go, the deadly weekend at San Marino that took the lives of both Senna and Austrian driver Roland Ratzenberger was the final straw that broke the camel’s back on racing safety. An immediate and far-sweeping reform of safety in F1 took place, and since then not a single F1 driver has lost his life on the track.
It seems that in both life, and after, Senna changed the way the world saw Formula One racing forever.