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#1 The Passenger

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:38

Today's Google Doodle marks what would have been Ayrton Senna's 54th birthday.

 

 

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Thanks, Google.  :up:  

 

 

 



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#2 SB

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:06

" I'm Feeling Lucky " ~~!!   :clap:  :clap:  :clap:


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#3 Catalina Park

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:12

Good god. Another Senna worship thread.

#4 Slurp1955

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:16

.... and thanks for posting this, as Google UK isn't carrying it at the moment. "The Independent" website has an article featuring it though. Here's to Donington '93. The Friday of that amazing weekend is the wettest day I've ever spent anywhere.... JohnP

#5 The Passenger

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:49

Good god. Another Senna worship thread.

 

No, an F1 and Google worship thread.  :)

 

I know little or nothing about Senna. He died 10 years before I got into F1.  I just think it's cool that Google are paying homage to an F1 driver.  Cheers.



#6 Otaku

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:07

I don't see it, weird :(



#7 The Passenger

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:24

I don't see it, weird :(

 

Is it the 21st yet where you are?  (I'm in Australia.) 



#8 1Devil1

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:37

Is it the 21st yet where you are?  (I'm in Australia.) 

 

Yeah he is, in Germany you can't see it either, it depends on the region, just check the google brazil side and you see it

 

https://www.google.com.br



#9 Gary Davies

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:46

Good god. Another Senna worship thread.

Good god. Another whinger when someone mentions Senna.  :rolleyes:

 

And no, I'm not a Senna fan. More like the opposite, if anything. 



#10 Slurp1955

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:13

I'm not a Senna fan particularly, but I watched the 1993 European GP from near the Dunlop Bridge at Donington, and if you want a definition of heroics in Motor Racing, outside of someone leaping in to a burning wreck to save a driver, that race was it. JohnP

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:12

I'm not a Senna fan particularly, but I watched the 1993 European GP from near the Dunlop Bridge at Donington, and if you want a definition of heroics in Motor Racing, outside of someone leaping in to a burning wreck to save a driver, that race was it. JohnP

Slurp, no doubt, and I envy you (apart from the rain that undoubtedly ran down your collar and the mud that got onto your shoes!) but you may be interested in the remarks Roebuck made in 'Ask Nigel' aeons ago in Autosport: "As for the one and only Grand Prix (Donington) - run there (in the contemporary age), yes, of course I remember it well. Undoubtedly, it was a brilliant performance by Senna - particularly that stunning first lap, when he went from sixth to first - but I always thought it interesting, and significant, that Ayrton himself did not count it among his greatest victories. 

 

I asked him why. 'I had traction control!' he retorted. I pointed out that so, too, did many of his rivals that day, but he thought that of little consequence. 'For sure,' he said, 'a much better win was my first, in the Lotus-Renault, at Estoril in '85. Same sort of conditions, more horsepower - and no traction control. That day, the throttle was controlled entirely by my foot...' " 

 

I sawthat race on the telly and it was quite a performance. 



#12 Gary Davies

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:17

Slurp mentioned heroic. Perhaps that's a potential topic but in the meantime, I submit that Damon in the restarted 1994 Imola race and his dad in the summer of 1968 were decent examples of heroic.



#13 D-Type

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:53

Let's put this Senna business in perspective.  As this is a historical forum most members view the whole spectrum of racing from the year dot.  In that historical context Senna is one of many top drivers.  His driving skill is respected - but he is not viewed as a minor deity in the way that those who have only been following racing since his era appear to look on him. 

 

And that is leaving aside what many view as character flaws and questionable track ethics.



#14 Slurp1955

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:53

We were staying at my mate's place in Yorkshire for the Donington weekend. The conditions for Friday were terrible, great fun watching the cars out though, and dragging ourselves around the Collection four times to gain some respite from the torrents springs to mind. Back in Holmfirth we decided to give Saturday a miss (sunny) to dry out for Race Day... the rest, as they say, really is history. JohnP

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:10

I don't see it here in the UK



#16 Vitesse2

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:19

Yeah he is, in Germany you can't see it either, it depends on the region, just check the google brazil side and you see it

 

https://www.google.com.br

Yes, it does seem to be only on certain Google domains. I have a dozen or so set up as specific searches on my browser and of those it's only on three: Brazil, Italy and (oddly) Turkey.



#17 Slurp1955

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:24

Yes, it does seem to be only on certain Google domains. I have a dozen or so set up as specific searches on my browser and of those it's only on three: Brazil, Italy and (oddly) Turkey.

And Portugal of course, for all the Portugeezers. JohnP

#18 Siddley

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:18

No Senna doodle on Google Spain. Weird that a company which seems determined to collect all kinds of personal data from the people who use it's services haven't noticed how passionate the Spanish can be about F1 and motorsport in general...



#19 pacificquay

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 13:37

Well given he's been dead for 20 years it surely belongs here.



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#20 Vitesse2

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 13:42

Moderator note.

 

Posts removed. Please stay on topic.



#21 Twin Window

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 14:05

I'm afraid that what Google do with their homepage, be it racing-themed or not, has no place as a thread in TNF.