"Michel Vaillant" by Jean Graton, the most famous motoring sport’s cartoon. Wreckers, spies, femmes fatales, races and, first of all, cars and international circuits, which are so well drawn that look real. Each issue has 90 pages circa and a history on the exciting world of motor racing. The collection has a total of 80 numbers, all written in italian… but the drawings are international…
The first title in a series born of collaboration between Giorgio Nada Editore and the Imola Autodrome, which will see a series of books appear over time, devoted to the Italian track. This bi-lingual book has as the object the story of Ayrton at Imola, a circuit at which the Brazilian competed from 1984 to 1994, winning on three occasions and starting from pole eight times. To bring to life a work that really is new, the author has interviewed a racing driver, a journalist or a well-known personality covering each year in which Ayrton competed in the Imola GP from 1984 to 1994, people who knew Senna in a specific year’s race. In order of appearance in the book, those who talk about Ayrton are:
1984 – Johnny Cecotto, his teammate at Toleman
1985 – Angelo Parrilla, owner of the DAP kart company, the first with which Ayrton raced
1986 – Gian Carlo Minardi, the Formula 1 team manager 1987 – Alberto Sabbatini, the current editor of Autosprint
1988 – Pino Allievi – journalist and long-standing writer for Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport 1989 – Cesare Maria Mannucci, the widely experienced motor sport journalist
1990 – Pierluigi Martini, racing driver
1991 – Carlo Cavicchi, ex-editor of Autosprint 1992 – Giorgio Serra alias “Matitaccia”, the illustrator 1993
– Alessandro Zanardi, racing driver 1994 – Mario Poltronieri, the historic voice of Formula 1 for Italian broadcaster RAI.
The volume closes with a section on the three days there from 1-3 May 2014 that took place to mark the 20th anniversary of Ayrton’s death, commemorated on the Imola track.
Ayrton Senna is still the best loved of Formula 1 champions. Now that 20 years have passed since his tragic fatal accident at Imola on 1 May 1994, it is time to rediscover who and what Ayrton really was. An emotional yet rigorous journey that takes place along the two lines of visual testimony and in-depth intimacy. The stars of this book are the photographs: hundreds of shots and all of them in colour, which will ensure the reader relives the unrepeatable career of this great champion, from his humble beginnings in karts to his lightening experiences in lesser formulae in Britain, through to his rapid move to Formula 1. First with Toleman, then Lotus, with whom he won his first Grand Prix. But the definitive consecration of Ayrton took place at McLaren, where he won three F1 World Championships between 1988 and 1993 but, more than anything else, pulled off a series of ventures that are the stuff of legends.all bound together with new revelations, anecdotes, confidences and stories of a life that was lived, the gift of those who knew him well. To make the heart beat a little faster within those who have not forgotten and to have a vibrant and different account of the man, a new view to bring back the brilliance of an old sentiment, able to chrystallise itself in the pictures and between the lines of this book.