Video: Ayrton Senna qualifying for Suzuka in 1989

Ayrton Senna, Suzuka qualifying 1989 from Ian Anderson on Vimeo.

Automotive fanatic or not, there is no one in this world that hasn’t heard the name Ayrton Senna. He is considered by many as the greatest Formula 1 driver ever. He entered Formula 1 in 1984 and from 1989 until 2006 held the record for most pole positions.

In 1989, when he raced at Suzuka, he was driving for McLaren. At the Suzuka Circuit in Japan that year, he had a little collision with Prost - also working for McLaren. After the collision, Senna pitted to replace the damaged nose of his car, and rejoined the race in which he inevitably ended up crossing the finish line in first place. Unfortunately, he was disqualified by the FIA for cutting the chicane after the collision and for crossing into the pit lane entry. Senna’s disqualification caused Prost to be given the win. Senna finished the season second with six wins and one second place.

See it all unravel in the video provided.


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  (369) posted on 10.14.2011

The performance was really great and I want to be a good raceer like this and I want to watch this race in live performance.

  (619) posted on 10.12.2011

Too bad I cannot watch the video because of some browser error.. Even if Senna wasn’t able to claim his win, he still managed to finish and be the first one to finish the race! At least he’s still the first! And he still defend his name..

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