Formula 1 giants McLaren have released a beautiful video dubbed ‘Remember Senna’ to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of legendary Brazilian driver and three-time Formula One champion Ayrton Senna. Senna, who won his three championships driving for McLaren, died in a fatal crash while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.
The video looks back at Senna’s final qualifying lap for the 1988 Monaco Grand Prix, which many consider the greatest-ever lap in the history of Formula 1. Senna qualified his car on pole position for the race around 1.4 seconds clear of his nearest rival, a huge margin by Formula 1 standards.
"That was the maximum for me; no room for anything more. I never really reached that feeling again," Senna had said about the lap at the time.
‘Remember Senna’ marries epic visuals with aggressive, hyper-realistic auto racing sounds to make viewers feel like they’re in Senna’s car, and indeed inside his head, as he’s driving the legendary lap.
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