20 Years Ago Today…

20 years ago today Ayrton Senna died…

Senna and Ratzenberger

Seventeen years ago today, one of the most tragic accidents occurred in history of Formula 1. Two drivers lost their lives. Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger. 
Time is passing quicker than I thought!


Senna Movie

(Today I was going to write about Aston Martin Rapide but recent news from Twitter changed my plan.)
I don’t really remember many things from 1994. It is just like other years, I was in middle school, and the most interesting thing was attending to school and watching TV. There was no internet involved with our lives. When I think about those times,  it was very plain compared to nowadays, but I clearly remember one moment from those plain times, Ayrton Senna.

I was not fan of Senna at those years, he drove McLaren and after Williams. At those ages, you want to be a fan of brands like Ferrari, Mercedes! But Senna driving made all those competitors looked like shopping trolleys in circuit. He was incredible fast, beyond the laws of psychics. I still cannot understand how he was driving like that.

It was the 1st May, one day after Senna’s accident in Imola. Unfortunately, the news was not spreading like nowadays but, his accident was on everywhere. Even people who don’t have any interest on Formula 1 knew his name and started to talk about him. Morning of 1st May, one of my friend at school told us, Senna is dead! I think I won’t ever forget that moment, in my whole life. Actually I was not expecting to hear this, Formula 1 “suppose” to be safe! They had lots of regulations, so how this thing happened. There were many suggestions, review, opinions, expert views, but nothing revealed the real reason.
Those cars were just made from plastic and engine, nothing else. And those engines had huge turbos, which means thousands of horse powers. Just imagine driving a car which is basically same as a remote control and powered with this engine. Drivers of those years really deserve respect and Senna deserves more.
At those ages, I was thinking maybe I can see him one day when he retires from Formula 1. Because you expect him to retire with great successes not with a tragedy. He was everyone’s hero and nobody ever think, he would die. Heros never dies in movies, unfortunately that’s only in movies and we learnt this by Senna!
17 years has passed, today’s Formula 1 drivers were trying to learn walking at those times. Safety regulation improved and hopefully Senna is the last person to lose his life in a circuit. Hopefully nobody ever forgot him, especially after Top Gear’s excellent episode on Senna, new generation learnt who he was. And there is a movie of Ayrton Senna, Directed by Asif Kapadia. This movie is called “Senna”. Unfortunately mass-media did not revealed much news about this, I don’t know why they did not mention. Of course, they have more important news like X-Factor, Big Brother, New Top Model, Cooking Shows! There is no need to bother viewers with news like this! Media forgot the days when they boosted their ratings with Senna news! Hopefully contemporary social networks talking about him and I found the theatre released date for UK; June 3rd 2011.
Lastly, many people think about why there is a thing called Formula 1? I want to explain basically, if there was no Formula 1, we still have cars more or less safer than a can! All those technologies we have in our cars are the results of Formula 1. From traction control to seat belt technologies.
I have a suggestion for McLaren, they have just revealed their new super car MP4-12C, which is one of the fastest and lightest car on market now. Why they don’t make Ayrton Senna special edition? I am sure that, many people would like to buy that car.

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The movie of Ayrton Senna

Actually I was planning to write something else but today I found a movie trailer which I was waiting for long years. And I wanted to share this with everyone. I am pretty sure that many of you have been waiting for this also. The movie of Ayrton Senna.
I don’t want to write a long post for his movie. I am very happy to see the trailer, after it was mentioned about a month ago in BBC Top Gear.
Sorry for the Japanese version.