News Details

Retired AP writer recounts covering Senna's death

When Ayrton Senna crashed into a concrete wall during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, a routine day of race coverage transformed into a marathon effort of wall-to-wall reporting for Associated Press writer Piero Valsecchi. 'I have to admit that I immediately understood it was going to be a heck of a day,' the now-retired Valsecchi said ahead of Thursday's 20th anniversary of Senna's death. 'It's egoistical to say but thoughts like those creep into your mind. And we had already had two tense days of accidents. It was an incredible sequence of events over those three days.' Another high-speed crash a day earlier had killed Austrian driver Roland Ratzenberger. And during practice two days...
Full Story »
11mo ago from F1Pulse.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Remembering May 1 1994

Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of arguably F1's darkest day, the...
11mo ago from SkySports.com

Imola leads with commemoration events to mark Senna's...

Imola leads with commemoration events to mark Senna's death 29 April,...
11mo ago from GrandPrix247.com

Ayrton Senna & Roland Ratzenberger – Imola 1994...

Ayrton Senna & Roland Ratzenberger – Imola 1994 a dark and...
11mo ago from GrandPrix247.com

Ayrton Senna's 20th death anniversary observed in Imola

Rome:  It is a testament to Ayrton Senna's lasting impact on Formula...
11mo ago from NDTVSports.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MotoGPToday.com

Ducati now limited to 22 litres of fuel

Ducati's strong start to 201t has seen the Italian manufacturer lose the...
15h ago from MotorcycleNews.c...

Fortune doesn’t always favour the brave

Sunday’s opening MotoGP race in Qatar was memorable in so many ways....
13h ago from MotoGP.com

Smith pleased with Qatar outcome

Bradley Smith had a strong first race of the season with the Tech3 Yamaha...
14h ago from MotorcycleNews.c...

Strong Honda debut for Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow finished the Qatar Grand Prix where he aimed to as the...
12h ago from MotorcycleNews.c...

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

Honda's IndyCar aero kit dilemma

Just one event into 2015 and it appears that Chevrolet has a clear edge...
1d ago from Motorsport.com

Fan suffers fractured skull from debris at St Pete

A race fan attending Sunday's IndyCar season opener at St Petersburg on...
1d ago from Crash.net

Montoya snatches St Pete win from Power

Juan Pablo Montoya claimed the first win of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar...
3d ago from Crash.net

A lot of debris raises a lot of questions following...

The new aero kits had an unintended consequence Sunday ... A lot of...
3d ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On TotalWRC.com

Al Qassimi lines up Argentina debut

Al Qassimi, who brings Abu Dhabi support to Citroën Racing, will join...
17h ago from WRC.com

Wilson: I'll never forget Tanak's 'splashdown'

In the latest exclusive M-Sport World Rally Team column on Crash.net for...
1d ago from Crash.net

ERC: Circuit of Ireland is big in my heart, says Breen

Craig Breen says it would be a dream come true if he could add his name...
1d ago from Crash.net

Toyota reveals its junior line-up

Personally, I am having a great time following the progress of Toyota...

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Nuri Sahin: 'I almost joined Arsenal in 2005'

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin has revealed that he came close...
2h ago from SportsMole.co.uk

Chelsea & Arsenal stars feature heavily in statistical...

As the Premier League season draws to a close with only eight games left...
5h ago from CaughtOffside.com

Revealed! The Premier League's 'most loyal clubs'

Apart from success, fans seem to love nothing more than loyalty from...
14h ago from TalkSport.com

Best XI of the international break – Featuring...

There were a number of standout performers during the most recent...
6h ago from CaughtOffside.com

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.