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Ayrton Senna

When cricket and Formula 1 coincide

I don't know if many petrolheads are also cricket fans, but I am. There aren't many times the two sports collide, but there was a connection the other day.

Thursday, 27 October, 2011, 12:00am

Local race became an institution

The Macau Grand Prix began as a 15-car race for local revheads in 1954. The back end of the inaugural circuit was in parts no more than a dirt track, but Eddie Carvalho showed true grit to win in a Triumph TR, and the then-sleepy Portuguese enclave's car lovers vowed to turn their meeting into an annual event.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Rude awakening from podium dream

Qualifying crash leaves Senna with uphill battle to emulate feats of his legendary F1 uncle

Sentiment went out of the cockpit and hard reality struck home for Bruno Senna as his bid to follow his late uncle Ayrton Senna on to the winners' podium suffered a huge blow when he crashed during the first qualifying session in the Formula Three race.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Famous name a flashback to another time

It was too early. In the sliver of time between sunrise and drunken party-goers straggling home from an evening out, three Formula 3 cars made their way from Teddy Yip's private garage atop the hill at Teddy Yip bend and into the pits on the Macau Grand Prix circuit.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Senna shrugs off fun-race flop to retain his focus

Bruno Senna had to do it the hard way yesterday - on foot. His pedi-cab refused to move despite his brave attempts to pedal during a light-hearted 'race' between Formula Three drivers, their touring car counterparts and the gung-ho bikers at Fishermen's Wharf yesterday - a prelude to this weekend's 54th Macau Grand Prix.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Glamour and wealth make for an intoxicating combination

Glitz and Glamour. There, I've got them out of the way, the two most overused words when discussing the Monaco Grand Prix. It's not as if they're inaccurate terms, but you do wish people would consult a thesaurus once in a while.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. Who are the reigning NBA champions?

2. Tennis. Who are the current holders of the Davis Cup?

3. Who is the only Briton to play in all the Ryder Cup competitions in the 1990s?

4. Who, with 84, has hit the most sixes in cricket Tests?

5. Which two nations will jointly host the 2008 European soccer championships?

7 Mar 2004 - 12:00am


Answer this question and you can win a preview copy of A Tribute To Ayrton Senna CD of the late Brazilian racing driver's favourite music.

How many Grands Prix did Ayrton Senna win?

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28 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

The perfect end to an emotional weekend

AS a Grand Prix driver, if you have any understanding of what Ayrton Senna was about, if you have any appreciation of what made him so good, then you know that the best respect you can pay to his memory is produce the sort of performance which he had always aimed for. That would mean total concentration and application with the single aim of winning.

3 May 1995 - 12:00am

Senna car raffle

BRAZILIAN Sports Minister and former soccer giant Pele has said that he plans to raffle off one of the two Tolemans used by late Brazilian F1 motor racing champion Ayrton Senna to aid a programme for poor children.

Argentine Tourism Minister Francisco Majorca, who owns the Buenos Aires F1 circuit, will donate one of the Tolemans to Pele.

19 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Schumacher deserved title

I HAVE read in your Monday November 15 issue that Britain's tabloid newspapers were questioning Schumacher's F1 world title victory after his collision with Damon Hill.

Although I understand the disappointment of the British that Hill did not win the championship, I think it is not fair to say that Schumacher robbed the title from his main rival.

21 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Top race team plan Senna tribute

WEST Surrey Racing, the most successful team in Formula Three racing, will dedicate any success at this weekend's Macau Grand Prix to one-time team driver Ayrton Senna, who was tragically killed at the San Marino Grand Prix earlier this year.

15 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Lauda faults Mansell return

THE mid-season return of Nigel Mansell to Formula One racing may have a negative effect on Williams-Renault's hopes of snatching the world drivers' championship.

This is the belief of another former world champion, Austrian Niki Lauda, who is in Hong Kong to promote the Ferrari F355 - the newest model to hit the territory's streets.

30 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Brakes put on kart GP

THE Hong Kong International Kart Grand Prix has again fallen prey to environmental protectionists who last year put an end to the event which has put the territory on the motor racing world map.

29 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Monza given green light

THE Italian Government gave the go-ahead yesterday to the running of the Formula One Grand Prix in Monza next month, provided environmental concerns are taken into account.

6 Aug 1994 - 12:00am