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Senna quicker than Schumacher says Alesi

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Former F1 favourite Jean Alesi says Ayrton Senna was the rival who impressed him most in his long career on the grid, pegging the Brazilian higher than Michael Schumacher.. Alesi also encountered the likes of Emerson Fittipaldi, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost in his career, but says Senna topped them all.
Not forgettin that Mika Hakkinen beat, them BOTH !!

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The 1993 Portuguese Grand Prix was significant for a number of reasons – not least Alain Prost’s announcement that he was retiring from the sport, the day before he wrapped up his fourth world title. But it was a big weekend for a young Finn called Mika Hakkinen, too…
Hakkinen had sat out the majority of the season on the sidelines, thanks to Ayrton Senna’s late decision to take up a race-by-race deal with McLaren alongside Michael Andretti. Honda’s withdrawal had left the Brazilian unsure of the Ford V8-powered car’s potential, matched against the Williams-Renaults of Alain Prost and Damon Hill, but Senna then won three of the first six races of the season.


Williams dominated the next seven rounds, and with Andretti dropped after the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, despite a podium finish, Hakkinen was in for the final three rounds against Senna. 

In Friday’s first qualifying session at Estoril, Hakkinen announced his arrival by lapping 0.002s slower than Senna, then trumped that by beating the three-time champion by 0.048s on Saturday.

 

 

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