SENNA: BACK TO IMOLA AFTER 20 YEARS
Last Tuesday, I went back to Imola, to Tamburello, to the very same spot where Ayrton lost his life nearly 20 years ago. I was with a Mail on Sunday reporter, Malcolm Folley. The only otter time I had been there since 1st May 1994 was three months ago when I met a TV Globo crew doing an excellent 4 part documentary about Ayrton’s life. I did think it was a good idea then. I mean, I wanted, I thought I needed to go there again. I believed it might even be cathartic. Well, it was in some ways. But it was also very painful. To say I felt sad it is stating the obvious. I also felt emotionally crushed, moved, anxious and angry. I will eventually write more about that relentlessly painful weekend.
For now, It is Easter Sunday and I have no intention of ruining anybody else’s family gathering. I have posted some of my reminiscences. Senna x Irvine, Senna x Piquet. Senna at Donington. Click on the Menu and scroll down. I have the posts in English and Portuguese
Here is the link to Malcolm’s article. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formulaone/article-2608623/Ayrton-Senna-died-Imola-20-years-ago-confidante-Betise-Assumpcao-heads-scene-tragic-death.html