Ayrton Senna
May 17

IndyCar: Pagenaud To Wear Senna Tribute Helmet In Indy 500

(L-R) Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud, Tony Kanaan, and Gil de Ferran with the Ayrton Senna design helmet that Pagenaud will wear during the Indy 500 race. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

(L-R) , , , and with the design helmet that Pagenaud will wear during the race. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Like many race drivers throughout the world who were youngsters in the 1990s Brazil’s, Ayrton Senna was Verizon Series driver Simon Pagenaud’s hero. When Pagenaud was growing up in France he remembers the great battles between Senna and France’s for the World Championship.

Pagenaud was heartbroken on that fateful day when Senna was killed in a crash on May 1, 1994 at , Italy, but 20 years after his death, Senna remains an inspiration to the current generation of IndyCar Series and Formula 1 stars.

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May 8

F1: Top Five Celebrated Home Grand Prix Victories

HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 30:  German Fans celebrate around national idol Michael Schumacher driving his Benetton-Renault on the Hockenheim racetrack 30 July after he won the German Formula One Grand Prix. Schumacher became the first German to win a post- war home Grand Prix. Scotland's David Coulthard came in second and Austrian Gerhard Berger finished third. AFP PHOTO  (Photo credit should read JEAN-LOUP GAUTREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

German fans celebrate around after he won the 1995 German Grand Prix … but even that didn’t make our list. (Photo: Jean-Loup Gautreau/Getty Images)

Coming unto the fifth round of 2014 season at Barcelona, one has to wonder if Alonso can pull off the same sort of victory as he did at this circuit one year ago.

If he does, it is sure to be a popular win, as the Spanish crowds have demonstrated their passion for the two-time champion before when he has won at home. With this in mind, let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable and emotional Formula 1 home Grand Prix wins.

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May 7

Stewart, Prost moved from front of Senna’s coffin

Formula One pilots Emerson Fittipaldi (L) an Christian Fittipaldi (3rd-L) of Brazil, Alain Prost of France (2nd-L), Gerhard Berger of Austria (R) and Jackie Stewart of Scotland (2nd-R) carry the casket of their colleague Ayrton Senna, on May 05, 1994, during his funeral in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Senna died from injuries suffered after a high-speed crash in the San Marino Grand Prix on May 01.        (Photo credit should read JULIO PEREIRA/AFP/GettyImages)

(L-R) Formula One pilots Emerson Fittipaldi, , Christian Fittipaldi, and carry Senna’s casket on May 05, 1994. (Photo: Julio Pereia/Getty Images)

The configuration of the pallbearers at ’s fabled funeral was changed at the last minute, the F1 legend’s former personal assistant has revealed.

Betise Assumpcao told Brazil’s Agencia Estado that when she arrived for the 1994 funeral, she discovered that Jackie Stewart and Alain Prost were scheduled to be the lead pallbearers.

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May 1

Remembering the day; remembering the legend

Ayrton Senna leading during the 1994 San Marino GP. (Photo: Jean-Loup Gautreau/Getty Images)

leading during the 1994 . (Photo: Jean-Loup Gautreau/Getty Images)

May 1, 1994. It’s a day I’ll never forget, no matter how much I wish I could.

My wife and I awoke that morning in a high-rise hotel in Waikiki, having moved to Hawaii just the night before. When my wife turned on the early sports report on TV, the first thing we saw was a somber anchorman on the set who said something to the effect of, “We begin today in , Italy…”

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Apr 30

F1: Ferrari Could Have Signed Ayrton Senna, Says Montezemolo

Ferrari president Luca di Montezomolo believes the team could have lured Ayrton Senna to drive one of its cars. (Photo: Getty Images)

president says he tried to lure to drive one of the team’s cars. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo related Wednesday how he hoped to tempt Ayrton Senna away from Williams before the Brazilian’s tragic death at .

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