Time moves on fast. It is hard to believe that this year's Macau Grand Prix is already the 25th Formula Three event in its history, and even harder to believe that I was there at the very first one back in 1983.
But despite finishing on the podium at that first F3 race on the famous streets, most people still remember it for Ayrton Senna's victory. And I too have special memories of that weekend with him; because it was the first time I ever spoke to the man who I would later become good friends with in F1.
When I agreed a deal to race with Pino Trivellato for the Macau Grand Prix, I had no idea about how it would go on to change my life. I had an offer from them for the European F3 championship for the following year, although I wasn't sure if I wanted to go ahead with it or not.