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Ayrton Senna: Where the legend began

Thirty years ago this month, a race that put the all time greatest Formula 1 drivers head-to-head was dominated by an unknown Brazilian by the name of Ayrton Senna. XCAR tells the story of how this came to be and how an infamous rivalry with Alain Prost was born.

1 May 2014


Ayrton Senna record-breaking F1 lap re-created in light and sound

Ayrton Senna's record-breaking F1 lap of the Suzuka Circuit in 1989 has been re-created in light and sound, thanks to telemetry data recorded by Honda.

By 13 August 2013


Formula Ford: Racing in the footsteps of Senna, Webber and more

XCAR throws its hat into the ring and competes in the single-seater racing series that saw Ayrton Senna take his first steps in professional motorsports at Brand's Hatch.

18 June 2014


Top 10 most dangerous race tracks

Motorsport can be a dangerous pursuit. XCAR lists the tracks that have claimed the most souls over the past century.

By 11 January 2014


Lotus founder Colin Chapman: The best and the brightest

Andrew Noakes profiles Lotus' founder and master engineer, Colin Chapman.

By 24 August 2013


Tech Time Machine: 1 May

Tragedy and breakthrough mark this, and all, May Days. On the upside, it was on this day that Carl Linnaeus set up the regular naming structure for those in the plant kingdom.

By 1 May 2012


Luge star's death leads to Olympic course change

The death of Nodar Kumaritashvili leads to a last-minute decision to lower the start, drop two curves, and shorten the run in order to lower the speed on the track.

By 14 February 2010


Liv Inizio: Grandmother of electric sports cars

Electric cars are supposed to have racy, exotic names like Lightning and G-Wiz, right? Not according to EV Innovations -- its latest sports car sounds like an Italian pensioner

By 16 March 2009