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Celebrating another Monaco success in 1991.
Celebrating another Monaco success in 1991.
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Even the greats get it wrong sometimes, as Senna did here in his Lotus.
Even the greats get it wrong sometimes, as Senna did here in his Lotus.
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Mirror... signal... Williams started to give McLaren more headaches with its FW14 in 1991.
Mirror... signal... Williams started to give McLaren more headaches with its FW14 in 1991.
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The signs that Senna was a Monaco specialist were evident even in his Lotus years.
The signs that Senna was a Monaco specialist were evident even in his Lotus years.
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By 1992 McLaren's powers were on the slide - literally - as Senna fights Benetton's Martin Brundle for best of the rest honours at Silverstone.
By 1992 McLaren's powers were on the slide - literally - as Senna fights Benetton's Martin Brundle for best of the rest honours at Silverstone.
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Out of the shadows in the gorgeous 1988 McLaren MP4/4.
Out of the shadows in the gorgeous 1988 McLaren MP4/4.
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Senna and his Lotus team watch the screens closely during qualifying.
Senna and his Lotus team watch the screens closely during qualifying.
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No time for feeding the wheel around the streets of Monte Carlo.
No time for feeding the wheel around the streets of Monte Carlo.
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At speed in the 1989 San Marino Grand Prix, where Senna's feud with Prost would kick up a gear after a row over pre-race agreements for how to race each other.
At speed in the 1989 San Marino Grand Prix, where Senna's feud with Prost would kick up a gear after a row over pre-race agreements for how to race each other.
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Spitting flames as an F1 rookie with Toleman in 1984.
Spitting flames as an F1 rookie with Toleman in 1984.
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In the days before catch fencing, Senna tackles Estoril's fearsome final corner.
In the days before catch fencing, Senna tackles Estoril's fearsome final corner.
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Senna's F3 campaign in 1983 catapulted him to F1 the following year.
Senna's F3 campaign in 1983 catapulted him to F1 the following year.
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Watching on. Estoril 1985 was a pivotal weekend in Senna's career. Here he watches from trackside when the weather was better than it was on race day for his famous maiden win.
Watching on. Estoril 1985 was a pivotal weekend in Senna's career. Here he watches from trackside when the weather was better than it was on race day for his famous maiden win.
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A rare shot of Senna and Prost in the same frame around Monaco, where the Brazilian usually had the measure of his team-mate.
A rare shot of Senna and Prost in the same frame around Monaco, where the Brazilian usually had the measure of his team-mate.
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A young F1 hopeful checks out newspaper cuttings at home in the 1980s.
A young F1 hopeful checks out newspaper cuttings at home in the 1980s.
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Giving chase to Prost in a no-holds barred fight that eventually spilled into controversy in Japan.
Giving chase to Prost in a no-holds barred fight that eventually spilled into controversy in Japan.
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The making of him? It's long been believed that Senna could have won the 1984 Monaco GP if it wasn't red flagged.
The making of him? It's long been believed that Senna could have won the 1984 Monaco GP if it wasn't red flagged.
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Master at work. Martin Donnelly follows Senna around the streets of Monte Carlo in 1990.
Master at work. Martin Donnelly follows Senna around the streets of Monte Carlo in 1990.
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No time for lounging around - Senna was a renowned fitness freak.
No time for lounging around - Senna was a renowned fitness freak.
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Coming to blows. Senna battles with Damon Hill and Eddie Irvine at Suzuka in 1993. He would get into a physical confrontation with the Jordan driver after the race.
Coming to blows. Senna battles with Damon Hill and Eddie Irvine at Suzuka in 1993. He would get into a physical confrontation with the Jordan driver after the race.
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Future rivals. Senna and Nigel Mansell would have many battles in years to come. Here they are waiting in the pits together in 1985.
Future rivals. Senna and Nigel Mansell would have many battles in years to come. Here they are waiting in the pits together in 1985.
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Prost and Senna lead the pack at the start of the infamous 1989 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
Prost and Senna lead the pack at the start of the infamous 1989 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
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Eleven years before his famous F1 victory at the same circuit, Senna swoops down Donington Park's famous Craner Curves in FF2000
Eleven years before his famous F1 victory at the same circuit, Senna swoops down Donington Park's famous Craner Curves in FF2000
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Senna ended 1985 with pole position for Adelaide's first race - the seventh of his career at that time.
Senna ended 1985 with pole position for Adelaide's first race - the seventh of his career at that time.
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The centre of attention. McLaren and Honda engineers swarm around Senna at a 1990 tyre test.
The centre of attention. McLaren and Honda engineers swarm around Senna at a 1990 tyre test.
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Checking his remote control helicopter during some downtime away from the track.
Checking his remote control helicopter during some downtime away from the track.
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Simpler times. Senna in the pits during his FF2000 campaign.
Simpler times. Senna in the pits during his FF2000 campaign.
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Giving feedback to his Lotus team in 1985.
Giving feedback to his Lotus team in 1985.
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Things didn't always go to plan during the 1983 Formula 3 season.
Things didn't always go to plan during the 1983 Formula 3 season.
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Looking pensive in his new colours - Senna watches the timing screens during his first race weekend as a Williams driver in 1994.
Looking pensive in his new colours - Senna watches the timing screens during his first race weekend as a Williams driver in 1994.
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Spending some time focusing on something other than four wheels.
Spending some time focusing on something other than four wheels.
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An overhead view of Senna's 1987 Lotus in the pits.
An overhead view of Senna's 1987 Lotus in the pits.
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Mika Hakkinen makes an eye-catching start on his debut as Senna's McLaren team-mate at Estoril in 1993, taking the lead.
Mika Hakkinen makes an eye-catching start on his debut as Senna's McLaren team-mate at Estoril in 1993, taking the lead.
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Torn up. Senna limps back to the pits in the 1990 Mexican Grand Prix, which was won by his nemesis Prost.
Torn up. Senna limps back to the pits in the 1990 Mexican Grand Prix, which was won by his nemesis Prost.
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In front of his worshipping home fans in Brazil, Senna leads away at the start of the 1990 race at Interlagos.
In front of his worshipping home fans in Brazil, Senna leads away at the start of the 1990 race at Interlagos.
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