Ayrton Senna Tribute 1994/2014 event
Ayrton Senna Tribute 1994/2014 event is being held at Imola’s Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit from 1st to 4th May, 2014. The tribute marks the 20th anniversary of his death, and that of Austrian driver Roland Ratzenberger, who also died when qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.
Imola circuit opens its doors to the public for 4 days. On Thursday afternoon, Current Ferrari F1 drivers, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will eb in attendance.
“I think Senna set the standard for all drivers and he was definitely the best of his generation,” reckons Fernando on the eve of this sad anniversary. “What made him special was his great will to win and the numbers speak for themselves. He always fought right to the bitter end and that earned him the respect of all his colleagues and it’s what makes him a legend today. I was very little at the time and Spanish TV did not show Formula 1, but I began to know something about him as my father was a fan and my first kart was painted in the same colours as his car.” Although it was a long time ago, Kimi’s recollections are still vivid. “Senna’s death was an incredibly sad moment for the world of Formula 1,” says the Finn. “I was still at school back then and even if I don’t remember much about him, because I was too young, that day has stayed fixed in my memory. I think he was a great driver and a benchmark for many who came after him.”