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Nostalgia: The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix

The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. It is a weekend that lives in infamy as one of the darkest in the history of Formula One. An event marked by the death of not only the sport’s leading light, in Ayrton Senna, during the race, but also that of rookie Roland Ratzenberger, who was killed on the preceding day, during qualifying. On the 20th anniversary of that tragic weekend, Dan Paddock reflects. Formula One arrived at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit – colloquially known as Imola – in 1994, for what was to be the third race of an already dramatic season. Triple world champion Ayrton Senna, who had joined Williams, the all-dominant team of the previous two years, was...
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