Senna's incredible first lap at Donington '93

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Senna's incredible first lap at Donington '93

Post by gkaytaz » Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:29 am

European GP, Donington 1993.
Starting grid:
1. Alain Prost
2. Damon Hill
3. Michael Schumacher
4. Ayrton Senna
5. Karl Wendlinger

Senna drops to 5th at the start. Then overtakes all four before the first lap is over. And all that on a wet track! Arguably the greatest first lap ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu4ZkkT-xw8
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Post by Julian Mayo » Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:06 am

Anyone still think Schuey is in the same league? :box1:
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Post by gkaytaz » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:15 am

Julian Mayo wrote:Anyone still think Schuey is in the same league? :box1:
Not even the same species :lol:
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Post by JayVee » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:32 am

Yes that was one of the greatest laps ever. Alonso in Hungary this year does come close :wink:
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Post by gkaytaz » Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:22 pm

JayVee wrote:Yes that was one of the greatest laps ever. Alonso in Hungary this year does come close :wink:
Yeah. I'd place it second in the running (on a wet track).
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:30 pm

There is some grainy old footage of Fangio, I think he unlaps himself and wins. That is the only one I have seen, on any track, wet or dry, that I would compare to Senna's. Fangio said afterwards that he did not know where he went (inside his head) that day. 8)
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Post by gkaytaz » Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:38 pm

Julian Mayo wrote:There is some grainy old footage of Fangio, I think he unlaps himself and wins. That is the only one I have seen, on any track, wet or dry, that I would compare to Senna's. Fangio said afterwards that he did not know where he went (inside his head) that day. 8)
Any chance of finding it?
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:00 pm

gkaytaz wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:There is some grainy old footage of Fangio, I think he unlaps himself and wins. That is the only one I have seen, on any track, wet or dry, that I would compare to Senna's. Fangio said afterwards that he did not know where he went (inside his head) that day. 8)
Any chance of finding it?
When I have a chance....lets see, the kids go back about the 2nd of Feb. Then it will take a week to sober up, then another to find the keyboard.....(no more drunken tapping for this little black duck.....well, not often) :oops:
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:07 pm

gkaytaz wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:There is some grainy old footage of Fangio, I think he unlaps himself and wins. That is the only one I have seen, on any track, wet or dry, that I would compare to Senna's. Fangio said afterwards that he did not know where he went (inside his head) that day. 8)
Any chance of finding it?
I think it was The "Ring in 57, if that helps.
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Post by gkaytaz » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:12 pm

Julian Mayo wrote:
gkaytaz wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:There is some grainy old footage of Fangio, I think he unlaps himself and wins. That is the only one I have seen, on any track, wet or dry, that I would compare to Senna's. Fangio said afterwards that he did not know where he went (inside his head) that day. 8)
Any chance of finding it?
I think it was The "Ring in 57, if that helps.
I'll see if I can find it. Thanks :)
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Post by gkaytaz » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:52 pm

Got it :)

For your viewing pleasure, Fangio at his best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f51wEb3CuB8
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Post by <T-K> » Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:47 pm

Incredible!

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Post by gkaytaz » Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:51 pm

<T-K> wrote:Incredible!
Legendary stuff. If only we could have a few more drivers like Senna and Fangio.
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Post by Julian Mayo » Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:03 am

gkaytaz wrote:
<T-K> wrote:Incredible!
Legendary stuff. If only we could have a few more drivers like Senna and Fangio.
With Senna's skill, and Fangio's warmth 8)
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Post by gkaytaz » Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:26 am

Julian Mayo wrote:
gkaytaz wrote:
<T-K> wrote:Incredible!
Legendary stuff. If only we could have a few more drivers like Senna and Fangio.
With Senna's skill, and Fangio's warmth 8)
Good thinking :)
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