Ayrton Senna at Donington in the Wet.
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    Default Ayrton Senna at Donington in the Wet.

    Great driving from Senna.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...691111011&q=f1

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    Still remember watching this race live. What a great opening lap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chips
    He made it look very easy, but I guess car setup has a lot to do with it. Don't remember F1 at DP, Silverstone seams to be the natural home. What years was it a DP?
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    Originally Posted by kermit
    He made it look very easy, but I guess car setup has a lot to do with it. Don't remember F1 at DP, Silverstone seams to be the natural home. What years was it a DP?
    Michael Andretti is in that clip, he did only one season, very unsuccesfully, in formula one: 1993.

    He wanted to be able to live in the U.S. and Concorde across the Atlantic when he was needed ( BTW that's not the Concorde agreement that you've heard of )

    He was constantly crashing off in the first lap or often the first corner, U.S. races he was used to all have rolling starts. From memory his best result was a fourth at Imola or Monza when he was able to keep out of trouble and traffic and peel off some good consistant laps. That and having Senna in the other team car made him look attrocious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit
    He made it look very easy, but I guess car setup has a lot to do with it. Don't remember F1 at DP, Silverstone seams to be the natural home. What years was it a DP?
    The race was the "European grand prix" which they held at Donington that year - It's pretty much been held at the Nurburgring since.

    That lap to me is "the perfect lap" there really is no other description for it. I dont think setup was everything there Simon - Senna had such a phenomenal talent particularly in the wet. It was all driver there. Just like in Portugal in 1985 for his first win
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    IIRC Andretti stalled at the first race at Kyalami and retired, crashed at the first corner in a big way with Berger in the Ferrari at Interlagos, crashed on the first lap colliding with Wendlinger at Donington and at Imola spun off half way through the race...in the first 4 races of the season! What an awful start, perhaps one of the worst.

    His best finish, was his last F1 race, 3rd place at Monza. Helped by a few retirements.
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    Senna's great lap was made all the more great because Hill was only in his 3rd 'proper' race, so a rookie, Prost never liked the wet, Schumacher's Benetton didn't have traction control, and Wendlinger was also a new comer. But that takes nothing away from Ayrton's lap, as his move around the outside of Wendlinger through the craner curves was unreal!
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