Author(s): Bruce Jones
Ayrton Senna: Portrait of a Racing Legend, published to mark the 25thanniversary of Ayrton Senna's death, is an illustrated retrospectivebiography of a man who illuminated Formula 1 in a 10-season careerthat was almost without parallel. He began his F1 career at Lotus, thenmoved to McLaren in 1988 and he was World Champion three times inhis first four years with the team. His move to Williams in 1994 seemedcertain to see more wins and world titles, but after two retirements tostart the season, a crash at the Tamburello bend during the San MarinoGrand Prix at Imola proved to be fatal. The desolation at the news ofthe deadly crash was felt around the world - and led to major changesin the safety of racing cars and circuits.