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
– 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.