Monday, May 1, 2017

Black Sunday, Seaside...




Ayrton Senna sitting inside his Williams FW16 during practice for the 1994 Pacific GP,  the second race of the season alongside the team's engineering director Patrick Head. (Image source: www.dailymail.co.uk)
As presumably the Talking Headz' acknowledged today's passing upon their race broadcast Sunday...

Suppose it's somewhat interesting where the F1 Circus winds up on the weekend commemorating its Darkest Day currently regarding the modern F1 generation, for which I'll forever denote as Black Sunday.


As this year, as Y'all know, Formula 1 traveled to Sochi for the Russian Grand Prix metaphorically alongside the Black Sea, as another year passes regarding that tragic weekend at Imola, Italy.

And whilst I know it's pretty much in thou Infotainment category, nonetheless I get some satisfaction outta The Brat! Max Dutchboy' Verstappen once again sticking his feet into the frying pan, regarding his comment towards Brazil's lone Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa; it's nice to see that he's decided to respect his elders...


As surely Felipe was just paying back Max for his On-track maneuvers, eh? Since the Dutch sensation has a knack for wanderin' about! Although Massa's a Gentleman always, as long as Yuhs Don't Mess with Him...


Roland Ratzenberger drives out the pitlane in his Simtek during a practice session at Aida. The Austrian would finish the race in 11th - albeit five laps down and last of the classified runners. (Image source: www.dailymail.co.uk)
Thus, with Brazil in the Spotlight momentarily, as everyone should know, today marks the unfortunate anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. And as always, Don't forget Roland Ratzenberger, who perished the day prior, April 30, 1994.

The corresponding images were taken from the Daily Mail's Formula 1 section's Lost Grand Prix Tracks - Aida article, which I've mentioned previously here on No Fenders. As it's a great snapshot capsule of the 1994 F1 season's Pacific Grand Prix, held a Fortnight before the horrific Black Sunday weekend at San Marino...

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