Twenty-five years after one of the most famous crashes in Formula One history, Ayrton Senna’s McLaren and Alain Prost’s Ferrari have been brought together at an exhibit of historic cars in the small town of Salsbury, approximately 150 km outside London, in Southwest England.
The Wilton Classic & Supercar Show Exhibit took place last weekend, on June 6th and 7th. The Frenchman’s 641 model was taken there by a collector. Ayrton’s MP4/5B, on the other hand, was lent by McLaren itself.
In 1990, Senna and Prost took their cars to Suzuka, in Japan, to see who would come out on top, that season. The Brazilian driver had 78 points while Prost had 69. Senna was bothered by having to start at the track’s dirtiest patch, but he was determined to not let his rival win after everything that had happened the previous year, at the same circuit, when Prost was crowned champion after Senna was disqualified for cutting the chicane.
When the green light came on, Senna and Prost crashed even before the first corner was over, and the Brazilian took home the title, becoming a two-time Formula One champion. Take a look at the race’s full account here.