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Memorial for Senna

FORMULA 1: The venue at which Ayrton Senna lost his life is set to be the focal point this week of commemorations marking the tragedy's 20th anniversary.

Brazil's three-time Formula One world champion Senna was killed in an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola on May 1, 1994.

The Italian circuit is being opened to the public for the 20th anniversary, from today through to Sunday.

Roland Ratzenberger, the Austrian driver who died the day before Senna in a crash on the same track during qualifying, will also be remembered.

Past and current figures from F1 are set to be present for a series of events, from which a part of each day's proceeds will go towards the Ayrton Senna Institute's charitable works.

Around the Imola site – where the paddock and pits will be open and people will be able to either drive, cycle or travel on foot around the track – there will be a commemorative ceremony, as well as exhibitions and talks, including a presentation on safety in F1.

A lasting legacy of the deaths of Senna and Ratzenberger was the impact they had on the attitudes towards driver safety.

It is testament to the measures implemented since, that Senna, who was 34, remains the last driver to die during an F1 weekend.


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