30 April 2012

British F3 Championship, Silverstone, 19th March 1983

Ayrton Senna da Silva (he had yet to shorten his name), patiently waits in scrutineering in his BANERJ-sponsored West Surrey Racing Ralt RT3/83. His only year in Formula 3, he was already showing the speed that would be his trademark; the only person that could realistically mount a challenge to him that year was Martin Brundle in the Eddie Jordan-run RT3/83. The title was finally decided in Senna's favour at the last race of the year, when they met again at Silverstone.
The following year, Formula 1 beckoned...

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