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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...
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