Ayrton Senna – Hamilton and Alonso salute the legend and their inspiration 30 April, 2014 Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso have paid emotional tributes to Ayrton Senna on the 20th anniversary of the death of the maverick Brazilian superstar and three-time world champion.
Senna, widely regarded as the greatest racing driver of all time, died when his car careered off the Imola track in the early stages of the San Marino Grand Prix on May 1, 1994.
He was 34 years old.
It was Formula One's blackest weekend which also saw Austrian rookie Roland Ratzenberger killed and Senna's compatriot Rubens Barrichello injured.
'When I was a kid I had all the books, all the videos, he was the driver...
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