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Ayrton Senna's Last Visit to Hungary

Ayrton Senna did this Marlboro-organised TV-interview in a Budapest hotel some time before the 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix.

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The video is not the interview itself, but some background footage while making the interview, with nice, but voyeuristic shots of his then-girlfriend waiting patiently (and completely alone) for her beloved one. Nobody in the room knew that - in fact - this would be the last time Ayrton raced in Hungary...

This was of course his final season with McLaren, hopping through the season with his infamous race-to-race contract, threatening to leave F1 earlier the year, just as his great rival, Nigel Mansell did at the time.


The interview was made by Andrew Frankl (and is from his YouTube channel), who is a journalist/author/publisher. He, too, fled Hungary during the 1956 revolution and settled in England, attending Oxford University. He is a personal friend to Bernie Ecclestone, Max Mosley and a good bunch of high-authority figures in the world of Formula One and the conception of the Hungarian Grand Prix was prompted by him to Bernie Ecclestone - the first ever F1 race behind the iron curtain - after failed negotiations to make a Russian GP in Moscow.


What is your favourite rare Senna video?

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