BEYOND THE GRID: Bruno Senna remembers his uncle and hero Ayrton Senna


Since his death at Imola on 1st May 1994 – 30 years ago today – Ayrton Senna’s legacy is still felt around the world.

Brazil’s three-time Formula 1 world champion continues to inspire today’s generation of racing drivers and fans. However, to Bruno Senna, Ayrton is still both his uncle and his hero.

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Speaking to Tom Clarkson on this latest episode of Beyond The Grid, Bruno shares his childhood memories of Ayrton away from the track and the ‘racing relationship’ they built together.

"Being a kid, I had my hero right there with me, which is something that's so rare," he says. "So I had this amazing thing where my reference, the person that I wanted to be like, was there, and he was teaching me at that time. I thought: 'I just want to do the same as he was doing.' It was a weird thing because it was very special, but it was also this motivation for me to go and be like him."

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Bruno also explains how his own life changed after Imola 1994 and how his mum, Ayrton's sister Viviane, helped revive his own racing career.

He also delves into the pressure Ayrton’s success put on his own F1 career and what he would do differently now.

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To listen to this week’s episode of Beyond The Grid, simply hit go on the audio player above or click here to listen via your preferred podcasting platform.



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