Onboard with Ayrton Senna at Monaco

Published: 30 April 2019

► 25 years since his accident at Imola
► Watch onboard at Monaco 1990
► Two years after what could be the best lap ever

Today marks 25 years since Ayrton Senna’s fatal accident in Imola, caused when the Brazilian’s Williams F1 car left track at the fast Tamburello corner. A quarter of a century later, there are still questions around the cause of accident, the legality of the Benetton Schumacher was driving that year (there were accusations that it used then-banned traction control) and even how many championships Senna could’ve gone onto win.

However, we thought it was best to sidestep the above, and look at where the Brazilian really made his legacy, on the track – and especially Monaco. One of the tightest, trickiest tracks on the calendar now – and pretty much the sport began –  the Monte Carlo circuit is seen as the ultimate test of car control and driver precision. And it’s a therefore a race that Senna won three times throughout his career.

Above you can watch onboard footage of Senna as the 1990 Monaco Grand Prix, a race he utterly dominated. After starting on pole, the Brazilian led every lap in his McLaren and set the fastest lap, too.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast