Aug 26, 2011

Ayrton Senna Qualifying Lap, The Formula One Grand Prix of Belgium @ Spa-Francorchamps 20 years ago

The face of determination
Aerial view of the fantastic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium, site of the WWII Battle of the Bulge
Ayrton Senna en route to winning the 1991 Formula One USGP at Phoenix Arizona. Senna would go on to win the F1 World Drivers Championship that year.
With Friday morning practice at Spa set to take place in approx 4 hours and in honor of the 20 year anniversary of the smoking hot lap laid down on what is arguably the finest natural road course in the world, turn up the volume and enjoy this fantastic clip of THE BEST Formula One driver of the modern era (quite possibly of all time) pushing his McLaren MP4/6 powered by the awesome Honda V12 to pole position at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit during qualifying for the 1991 Formula One Grand Prix of Belgium. His blast up the one and only Eau Rouge (the best corner on one of my favorite tracks in F1), seen at the 16 second mark of the video below and the scream of the Honda V12 are not to be missed! Truly smile inducing stuff.
R.I.P. Ayrton Senna, you are sorely missed.

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