Autocourse back in time: Ayrton Senna, profile of a champion

David Tremayne from Autocourse looks back on the legend Ayrton Senna after claiming the World Championship in 1988 in his first year with McLaren in this classic piece.

“He's a scientist, that's what he is. I've never seen a driver you could compare so easily to those types who walk around looking miserable because they're so wrapped up in what they're doing.” 

Patrick Tambay, besides being one of the sport's gentlemen, is also an acute observer. 

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About this article
Series Formula 1
Drivers Martin Brundle , Alain Prost , Ayrton Senna , Patrick Tambay , Nelson Piquet , Ralph Firman , Jean-Louis Schlesser , Derek Warwick
Teams Ferrari , McLaren
Article type Special feature
Tags autocourse, ron dennis