Collector Senna – Lionel Froissart: “There are lots of places where I think of Senna”

After meeting the young Ayrton Senna da Silva in his early days in karting on the Old Continent, the French journalist had the privilege of following the Brazilian's career until his tragic death. Thirty years later, the former Libération correspondent released a novel in which he steps into the shoes of the Brazilian champion.

Published on 14/04/2024 à 14:00

Julien BILLIOTTE

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Collector Senna – Lionel Froissart: “There are lots of places where I think of Senna”

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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, still available in our online store paper format or  numerical format.

You met Ayrton Senna during his first race in Europe, at Le Mans in 1978, what memories do you have of this contact?

It's funny, because the competition took place on the track which was later called the Circuit Alain Prost. I didn't know him at all. The competition brought together the elite of pilots from around the world. On Thursday the carburetion tests took place. You have to visualize the scene: you have 50 karts on the track in the morning with a kind of smoke.

Julien BILLIOTTE

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