If there are days when
fate strikes, that was the case on May 1st 1994. It was the
saddest day, the world of mechanic sports had ever known,
for a long time. On Friday, it was RUBENS BARRICHELLO who
got off the track, very near the stands and miraculously survived.
On the next day, during the selection, ROLAND RATZENBERGER
lost his life after a very impressive crash. On the sad week-end,
the Black Lady had decided to stay longer then foreseen.
if fate had not been cruel enough, the race was to be even
more dramatic. During departure, JJ LEHTO flew violently over
another car and one of his wheels was projected on the audience.
The pace-car allowed the track to be cleaned(the whole track
???) and all the cars could be one behind each other again.
During the next departure, Ayrton, who was first at the moment
,(as usual) dashed out the curve known as Tamborello to go
and crash on the wall which did not have any protection. Ayrton
left us later, leaving orphans all his fans and all the people
who supported him.
May 1st 1994, 1st
may 2001. six years have gone by. What is left of Ayrton's
souvenir ? The legend goes on but the vent itself has been
forgotten because the trial was given up. When alive, Ayrton
was a demigod and he became a myth after his death like Elvis
or James DEAN. He still has millions of fans and no other
pilot could ever reach his level.
SCHUMACHER, not HAKKINEN could erase the exceptional pilot
Ayrton was. No fight for the world championship was ever as
disputed and as harsh as the one between Ayrton and Alain
During that Imola Grand-prix a legend was born with Ayrton
SENNA but the F1 did loose some of its interest FOREVER.......
TEXTE : SG pour AYRTON FOREVER ©