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  • clubber
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    i watched the race and shortly after the crash had to leave for a rowing race in London docklands. Got back home afterwards and sadly heard the news i was expecting.

    Setting aside the sadness of Senna dying, it also robbed us of what i reckon would have been two or three years of amazing senna and schumacher battles.

    Premier Icon Pickers
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    Visiting family in Llandudno at the time, didn’t see race but was told when we got back to the folks house. The next time we visited one of the space shuttles exploded, and then driving up there couple of years ago came on the radio that Colin McRae had been killed. Spooky.

    Was watching the race and trying to convince myself I had seen him move his head shortly after coming to rest. Didn’t one of the drivers drive round the track after a few minutes, to see what was happening or something?

    joe1983
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    I was only 10, but was obsessed with F1. Remember driving (edit: being driven!) back from visiting some friends of my parents listening to it on the radio, it was a lovely sunny day if memory serves.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    I remember calling my dad in when the crash had just happened by shouting “Senna has just died”. The way his head flopped about. Awful.

    caledonia
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    I was sat there watching it (15 at the time) and hoping he’d move.
    Was a very very un-nerving sight seeing that car take off from the kerb and ‘float’ over the sand trap.

    Still sends a cold shiver down my back.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    I was at Stonleigh at the Kit Car show when the news went through the main hall like wild fire.

    fizzer
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    Driving over Whinlatter Pass after doing a walk near Loweswater listening to Ipswich Town vs Man Utd on 5 live. They interrupted the match to break the news. Inconsiderate b’stards could’ve waited till half time.

    We won BTW 2-1

    garnyam
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    Not a big F1 fan.(motoGP)
    We were camped at Buttermere, been doing a bit of backpacking, always took a radio, heard it on Radio 4. Then remember walking down to the lake side the following morning and Buttermere was absolutely flat calm, beautiful.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I was watching it. Wheeeeeeee smack.

    C’est la vie.

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    Pickers stay away from Llandudno. 😀

    sharkbait
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    Surfing @ Hells Mouth N.Wales. Very sad, terible weekend.

    hotcharge
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    i was watching the race in helsinki, just started a 6 month university placement / work experience. F1 is massive in Finland and i just remember the girl i was seeing at the time (hot finnish chick) crying all day that sunday.. I still cant believe that we were robbed of a true, true legend instead of the germanic robot we had to endure for 10 years or so.

    RepacK
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    At home, lovely warm sunny day, turned to a chilled heartless day..Sorry but I liked Senna a lot..Terrible way to die..

    zaskar
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    I watched it all live on tv when I should have been doing my GCSE homework.

    I was stunned by the Saturday death (Ford Simtek MTV/Roland) and nobody gave a toss until Sunday when Senna died at the same place.

    I remember the ariel helicopter view on tv with Senna out of the car and the emergency crew over him. Not a great sight for anyone in that position.

    I feel sorry for anyones death but to me Senna was a great driver but no equally special than a fat rider on this forum I would treat equally as him.

    Sennas death was a ‘Kennedy moment’ then? No disrespect to the guy and I know he was a great talent but it really had that effect on you?

    zaskar
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    I guess he was a hero to some Heather like Princess Di was to alot but not me.

    I don’t worship heroes but after reading the forum for years I’m not going to take the pi%% as I usually do.

    Let them rejoice in their hero(s) if it makes them happy and keeps them off drugs etc.

    twohats
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    Came back from a race at Eston Hills to find out Senna had died.
    Lost interest in F1 afterwards and imho, it has never been the same since…

    RepacK
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    Zaskar what are you saying? Keep them off the drugs? WTF is that supposed to mean?

    BigCol
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    I was riding at a NEMA mtb race in teeside (eston hills??). They announced the crash over the tannoy….

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    camping near Up Hatherly nr Cheltenham in an ex BT LDV boxvan

    I was surfing, way down in the far west of Cornwall. It was a great weekend with good surf and nice weather. Not really a fan of F1 but it seemed like it was a big deal to a lot of people.

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    I was out on a long road ride. I’d had no intention of going riding that day as I’m a massive F1 fan and never missed a race, but my mate talked me into riding because it was such a nice day! I taped the race though and still have recordings of both the qualifying and race.

    Premier Icon Potdog
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    Sat watching the race and thinking “Oh Shit!”

    I was watching the qualifying when RR had his fatal accident on the Saturday and watching the race on the Sunday when Senna had his fatal accident.
    The Imola circuit was redesigned for the following season and more or less sanitied the epic races we used to watch.
    (Hans devices were taken from American Indie car racing and made compulsory in F1)

    zaskar
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    RepacK – Member
    Zaskar what are you saying? Keep them off the drugs? WTF is that supposed to mean?

    Keep the weirdos who can’t think for themselves and to keep them off the streets etc. Just kidding.

    “Whatever makes the people happy!” is the best way to put it. Senna made folks on here “Happy”.

    Some folks are happy and don’t need a hero. Then there is the media circus ploughed into peoples brains but lets not go there… 😈

    i was on the west coast of Scotland visiting ayr’s toon center

    RepacK
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    No need for cheap shots Zaskar – Senna was a hero for a lot of people world wide, whats up dont you have any heroes??

    I destinctly remember that afternoon.. I’d just returned from a MTB club ride at Motosport in Cranleigh, Surrey.

    ..Settled down to watch the F1 as usual, and then everything just became a bit surreal.. Sad day.

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