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The Last Ride
Bruce Newman
May 09, 1994
Ayrton Senna, the world's finest driver, died in a horrifying wreck at San Marino
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May 09, 1994

The Last Ride

Ayrton Senna, the world's finest driver, died in a horrifying wreck at San Marino

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On Sunday, at 186 mph, Senna could not have seen what was coming, could not have known. But it would have surprised no one who had ever seen him drive if his last fleeting thought was one of utter indignation that the concrete wall that was about to kill him had not, in deference to the great man, moved aside to let him through. Ole-oleleo la, ole-oleleo la, Sen-na, Sen-na, adeus.

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