Ron Dennis on Ayrton Senna
In 2004, ten years after Ayrton Senna's death, his former team boss Ron Dennis spoke to the press about the Brazilian and his life with McLaren. Now Edd Straw re-visits that interviews and gathers the thoughts of other personalities who knew him well
Ayrton Senna drove for four teams during his Formula 1 career. But picture the Brazilian in your mind's eye and most will visualise a yellow-and-green helmet inside Marlboro-liveried McLarens from 1988-1993.
Senna started 96 races for McLaren and won three world championships before making his ill-fated switch to Williams in search for more competitive machinery in 1994. During those six years, Ron Dennis, then McLaren team principal and now chairman of the group, was his boss and uniquely placed to see the real Senna.
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