- Senna died 15 years ago today – what were YOU doing?
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.Posted 8 years agoPickersSubscriber
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.Posted 8 years agohotchargeMember
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.Posted 8 years ago
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.Posted 8 years ago
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.Posted 8 years agothe-muffin-manSubscriber
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.Posted 8 years agoneverfastenuffMember
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.Posted 8 years ago
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)
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… 😈Posted 8 years ago
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