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Ayrton Senna, 20 Years On: How Brazilian Inspires Next Generation of F1 Stars

Having entered the world on 26 April, 1994, Daniil Kvyat has no recollection of Ayrton Senna. The Toro Rosso star, enjoying his maiden season in Formula One this year, is among the first of a new wave of drivers with no memories of the three-time world champion to share. The sport is reaching something of a crossover point, where its competitors will no longer instantly reply with the one-word answer, “Senna”, when asked whom their childhood inspiration was. Just as he replaced Senna as the leader of the San Marino Grand Prix—and soon enough as the star of F1—after the Brazilian’s Williams-Renault left the track at the Tamburello corner 20 years ago, Michael Schumacher will be the name etched on the mind of eve...

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