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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