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Who were Ayrton Senna’s race engineers?


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#1 Gold

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:15

Has anyone ever compiled a list?

I mean, his actual race engineer (not for example, his teammate’s).

What I know:

1984: ?
1985: Steve Hallam (?)
1986: Steve Hallam (?)
1987: Steve Hallam (?)
1988: ?
1989: ?
1990: ?
1991: ?
1992: ?
1993: Giorgio Ascanelli
1994: David Brown

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#2 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:31

Take a look here Gold https://www.grandpri...s-robinson.html

It should help with 1991 - James Robinson.

I had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with James after a chance meeting in the pit lane during the Thursday set up for the Canadian Grand Prix in 1988. We met up again in the pits just before the start of the US GP in Detroit a week later.

We subsequently met up at Spa the same year, and he gave me a tour of the Williams factory at Didcot when I dropped by shortly after our initial meeting.

When James was with Arrows he kindly facilitated my presence in the pits at final practice in the British Grand Prix, the year Michele Alboreto and Alex Caffi were driving, 1990.

A friendly and talented Yorkshireman who must have some great stories after working in Formula One during interesting times - I’m forever grateful to him for allowing me to get so close to the action.

If you read this, thanks James!

Rob

Edited by Kingsleyrob, 24 August 2019 - 06:21.


#3 Tim Murray

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 06:02

Steve Nichols in 1988 and 1989:

https://www.newelva....iew-Feb2018.pdf

https://www.google.c...ve-nichols/?amp

Giorgio Ascanelli in 1992 as well as 1993:

https://www.grandpri...-ascanelli.html

#4 lustigson

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 13:42

I seem to remember, from my book's research, that Rory Byrne was closely involved with Senna at Toleman in 1984, but I'm not sure he was his engineer.



#5 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 05:43

Toleman, 1984, Pat Symonds ?

 

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#6 Thundersports

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 16:42

Chris Dinnage at Lotus.