After the death of Ayrton Senna, the gondolas carried on the cable car to the world famous sugar loaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro grief. During the farewell ceremony of the formula 1-throwing legend in his home city of São Paulo people colorful petals from a dizzy height for minutes, suspended cabins. The death of three-time world champion at the 1. May rigid in 1994 offset Brazil in shock. And the king’s class of Motorsport had to find after the fateful weekend at Imola, a way out of maybe the darkest hours.
“Senna was for me invulnerable,” said team boss Frank Williams once about his former pilots. “He is God”, paid homage to him, his long-time physiotherapist, Josef Leberer. “He had this Aura, his enthusiasm, his curiosity and energy were impressive,” enthused the Designer, Adrian Newey. “If he hadn’t died, he would today, maybe the President of Brazil.”