Collector Senna – Thierry Boutsen: “It was my best friend that I carried to his final resting place”

Eight pilots carried Ayrton Senna's coffin on May 5, 1994 in São Paulo. Among them Thierry Boutsen, with whom the Brazilian shared much more than a pilot's life. Memory of a friendship.

Published on 01/05/2024 à 11:00

Jean-Michel Desnoues

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Collector Senna – Thierry Boutsen: “It was my best friend that I carried to his final resting place”

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This article can be found in our Ayrton Senna Collector. 100 pages retracing the career of the Brazilian legend who died 30 years ago, available in our online store in paper format or  numerical format.

What were your links with Ayrton Senna? How did you get closer?

The first time we met was on the track in Detroit in 1984. He had just started in F1. For my part, I had competed in 4 or 5 more Grands Prix than him. We fought like rags for a good part of the

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