Pictures of Formula One Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna are seen on a fence at the site where Senna died at the race track in Imola

Reuters - By Isla Binnie IMOLA, Italy (Reuters) - Twenty years after Ayrton Senna died at Imola's race track, the town is gearing up to honour a Formula One driver it remembers as much for his charity and cha…

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    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) - For Brazilians of a certain generation, the death of Ayrton Senna is not unlike September 11 or the assassination of John F. Kennedy. "It's funny, it doesn't seem like it was 20 years ago," his sister Viviane Senna said of the Formula One great's fatal crash at the 1994 San Marino …

  • Motor racing-Ayrton Senna's Formula One career Reuters - 51 minutes ago

    May 1 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Brazil's triple Formula One champion Ayrton Senna in the San Marino Grand Prix at Italy's Imola circuit. The following … More »Motor racing-Ayrton Senna's Formula One career

    May 1 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Brazil's triple Formula One champion Ayrton Senna in the San Marino Grand Prix at Italy's Imola circuit. The following details the main points of his career: - - - - * Born Ayrton Senna da Silva in Sao Paulo on March 21, 1960. He also won the Macau F3 Grand Prix. * After …

  • Motor racing-For Mosley, safety is Senna's lasting legacy Reuters - 51 minutes ago

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - It has been 20 years since Formula One last suffered a driver fatality but that milestone, an achievement that would once … More »Motor racing-For Mosley, safety is Senna's lasting legacy

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - It has been 20 years since Formula One last suffered a driver fatality but that milestone, an achievement that would once have stretched credulity, will get less attention than the anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death at Imola. The sport - already praying for Michael Schumacher's …

  • Motor racing-Search for safety has IndyCar going in circles Reuters - 51 minutes ago

    By Steve Keating TORONTO, April 25 (Reuters) - While an entire generation of Formula One fans has grown up without knowing the emotional trauma of a racing death, followers … More »Motor racing-Search for safety has IndyCar going in circles

    By Steve Keating TORONTO, April 25 (Reuters) - While an entire generation of Formula One fans has grown up without knowing the emotional trauma of a racing death, followers of IndyCar have been constantly reminded about the ultimate price some drivers must pay. The motor racing world will pause on May 1 to mourn the 20th …

  • Motor racing-Imola still a shock 20 years on for Hill Reuters - 51 minutes ago

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - When Damon Hill casts his mind back 20 years to the Imola weekend that claimed the lives of team mate Ayrton Senna and Austrian … More »Motor racing-Imola still a shock 20 years on for Hill

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - When Damon Hill casts his mind back 20 years to the Imola weekend that claimed the lives of team mate Ayrton Senna and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger, it is with a sense of almost disbelief. "The 'Senna' film was quite shocking in many ways," Hill, who went on to become champion …

  • Motor racing-Unheralded Ratzenberger, gone but never forgotten Reuters - 51 minutes ago

    By Ed Osmond LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - Perhaps Roland Ratzenberger was always destined to be an understudy. Twenty-fours hours after Ratzenberger was killed during … More »Motor racing-Unheralded Ratzenberger, gone but never forgotten

    By Ed Osmond LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - Perhaps Roland Ratzenberger was always destined to be an understudy. Twenty-fours hours after Ratzenberger was killed during practice for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, three-times world champion Ayrton Senna died in the race and, in the outpouring of grief for the Brazilian …

  • Motor racing-I miss the fun we had with Ayrton, says Dennis Reuters - 51 minutes ago

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - Ask Ron Dennis what he misses most from the time when Ayrton Senna was driving for his McLaren Formula One team and the … More »Motor racing-I miss the fun we had with Ayrton, says Dennis

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - Ask Ron Dennis what he misses most from the time when Ayrton Senna was driving for his McLaren Formula One team and the answer may come as a surprise. "I remember the laughter and the fun," he reminisced to reporters at McLaren's Woking factory ahead of the 20th anniversary …

  • WITNESS-Motor racing-Covering Senna's death was a grim assignment Reuters - 52 minutes ago

    By Julian Linden NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) - For a young sports reporter, still cutting his teeth in journalism, the prospect of covering the 1994 San Marino Grand … More »WITNESS-Motor racing-Covering Senna's death was a grim assignment

    By Julian Linden NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) - For a young sports reporter, still cutting his teeth in journalism, the prospect of covering the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix seemed like a dream assignment. While not as revered as Monaco, the San Marino race was always an iconic event for Formula One fans because of its …

  • Motor racing-Senna's simple grave a magnet for fans 20 years on Reuters - 52 minutes ago

    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO, April 25 (Reuters) - Ayrton Senna is as discreet in death as he was lively in life. The last resting place of Brazil's most charismatic … More »Motor racing-Senna's simple grave a magnet for fans 20 years on

    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO, April 25 (Reuters) - Ayrton Senna is as discreet in death as he was lively in life. The last resting place of Brazil's most charismatic Formula One champion is marked by a brass plaque on a circular lawn, surrounded by almost identical plaques laid into the ground. "I come here every week …

  • Motor racing-Imola remembers Senna 20 years after fatal crash Reuters - 52 minutes ago

    By Isla Binnie IMOLA, Italy, April 25 (Reuters) - Twenty years after Ayrton Senna died at Imola's race track, the town is gearing up to honour a Formula One driver it … More »Motor racing-Imola remembers Senna 20 years after fatal crash

    By Isla Binnie IMOLA, Italy, April 25 (Reuters) - Twenty years after Ayrton Senna died at Imola's race track, the town is gearing up to honour a Formula One driver it remembers as much for his charity and charisma as his three world championship wins. I cried for a week," said bar owner Gianni Mezzetti, 56, founder of …

  • Formula One chief executive Ecclestone arrives at court in Munich
    Formula One boss Ecclestone denies bribery at German trial Reuters - 9 hours ago

    By Keith Weir and Jörn Poltz MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone denied bribery charges on Thursday at the start of a trial in Germany that … More »Formula One boss Ecclestone denies bribery at German trial

    Formula One chief executive Ecclestone arrives at court in Munich

    By Keith Weir and Jörn Poltz MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone denied bribery charges on Thursday at the start of a trial in Germany that threatens to break his decades-long dominance of motor racing. Prosecutors accuse the 83-year-old Briton of bribing banker Gerhard Gribkowsky by channeling …

  • Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone stands between his lawyers Sven Thomas, right, and Norbert Scharf after he arrived in the regional court in Munich, Germany, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Ecclestone is charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust "in an especially grave case" over a US$ 44 million payment to a German banker, that prosecutors allege was meant to facilitate the sale of the Formula One Group to a buyer of Ecclestone's liking. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, pool)
    F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges Associated Press - 11 hours ago

    MUNICH (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone rejected accusations of bribery as he went on trial Thursday in a case that could threaten his grip on the sport, telling … More »F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges

    Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone stands between his lawyers Sven Thomas, right, and Norbert Scharf after he arrived in the regional court in Munich, Germany, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Ecclestone is charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust "in an especially grave case" over a US$ 44 million payment to a German banker, that prosecutors allege was meant to facilitate the sale of the Formula One Group to a buyer of Ecclestone's liking. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, pool)

    MUNICH (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone rejected accusations of bribery as he went on trial Thursday in a case that could threaten his grip on the sport, telling a Munich court that he was blackmailed by a German banker who received a disputed $44 million payment.

  • File photo of Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone arriving at the High Court in central London
    Formula One boss denies bribery at German trial Reuters - 12 hours ago

    By Keith Weir MUNICH Germany (Reuters) - Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone denied bribery allegations on Thursday when he went on trial in Germany in a case … More »Formula One boss denies bribery at German trial

    File photo of Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone arriving at the High Court in central London

    By Keith Weir MUNICH Germany (Reuters) - Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone denied bribery allegations on Thursday when he went on trial in Germany in a case that threatens to break the Briton's decades-long dominance of the motor sport. Prosecutors have charged Ecclestone, 83, with bribing banker Gerhard Gribkowsky …

  • ADVISORY-Motor racing-Package for 20th anniversary of Senna's death Reuters - 12 hours ago

    April 24 (Reuters) - Reuters will be running a package of stories to mark the 20th anniversary of the deaths of Brazilian triple Formula One champion Ayrton Senna and … More »ADVISORY-Motor racing-Package for 20th anniversary of Senna's death

    April 24 (Reuters) - Reuters will be running a package of stories to mark the 20th anniversary of the deaths of Brazilian triple Formula One champion Ayrton Senna and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. The accidents at Imola on April 30 and May 1 remain the last driver fatalities during a grand …

  • Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone stands between his lawyers Sven Thomas, right, and Norbert Scharf after he arrived in the regional court in Munich, Germany, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Ecclestone is charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust "in an especially grave case" over a US$ 44 million payment to a German banker, that prosecutors allege was meant to facilitate the sale of the Formula One Group to a buyer of Ecclestone's liking. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, pool)
    F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Germany Associated Press - 15 hours ago

    MUNICH (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone went on trial Thursday in a bribery case that could threaten his grip on the sport. More »F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Germany

    Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone stands between his lawyers Sven Thomas, right, and Norbert Scharf after he arrived in the regional court in Munich, Germany, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Ecclestone is charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust "in an especially grave case" over a US$ 44 million payment to a German banker, that prosecutors allege was meant to facilitate the sale of the Formula One Group to a buyer of Ecclestone's liking. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, pool)

    MUNICH (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone went on trial Thursday in a bribery case that could threaten his grip on the sport.

  • File photo of Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone arriving at the High Court in central London
    Formula One boss Ecclestone goes on trial in Germany Reuters - Thu, Apr 24, 2014 7:50 AM PHT

    By Keith Weir MUNICH (Reuters) - Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial for bribery in Germany on Thursday in a case that could see the Briton's … More »Formula One boss Ecclestone goes on trial in Germany

    File photo of Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone arriving at the High Court in central London

    By Keith Weir MUNICH (Reuters) - Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial for bribery in Germany on Thursday in a case that could see the Briton's long dominance of the motor sport ended by a jail sentence. Prosecutors in Munich have charged Ecclestone, 83, with bribing jailed German banker Gerhard …

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Tim McGraw drives in the carpool lane most days instead of pushing 100 mph with the windows rolled down and hair pulled back. More »Country star McGraw loves life in GT fast lane

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tim McGraw drives in the carpool lane most days instead of pushing 100 mph with the windows rolled down and hair pulled back.

  • Former Formula One champion Lauda of Austria follows the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit
    Best and worst sporting comebacks Reuters - Thu, Apr 24, 2014 3:52 AM PHT

    (Reuters) - For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. With American Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all … More »Best and worst sporting comebacks

    Former Formula One champion Lauda of Austria follows the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit

    (Reuters) - For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. With American Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, about to make his return to the swimming pool, Reuters looks back at some of the most successful and least successful sporting comebacks. Niki Lauda …

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    Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday: WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for March, 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. WASHINGTON —Labor … More »Business events scheduled for Thursday

    Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday: WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for March, 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. WASHINGTON —Labor Department releases weekly jobless ...

  • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file picture President and CEO of Formula One Management Bernie Ecclestone arrives at the Circuit of the Americas for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race, in Austin, Texas. Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday, April 24, 2014, on bribery charges that could put him in prison for up to 10 years if convicted. The trial could spell the end of the 83-year-old Ecclestone’s career in the racing series that has become a lucrative business under his guidance. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
    F1 boss Ecclestone goes on trial in bribery case Associated Press - Wed, Apr 23, 2014 6:49 PM PHT

    MUNICH (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday on bribery charges that could lead to a prison term of up to 10 years if he is c … More »F1 boss Ecclestone goes on trial in bribery case

    FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file picture President and CEO of Formula One Management Bernie Ecclestone arrives at the Circuit of the Americas for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race, in Austin, Texas. Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday, April 24, 2014, on bribery charges that could put him in prison for up to 10 years if convicted. The trial could spell the end of the 83-year-old Ecclestone’s career in the racing series that has become a lucrative business under his guidance. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    MUNICH (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday on bribery charges that could lead to a prison term of up to 10 years if he is convicted.

  • Red Bull Formula One team principal Christian Horner looks on at the team paddock before the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir
    Red Bull to throw everything at Mercedes Reuters - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 8:40 PM PHT

    By Alan Baldwin REUTERS - Champions Red Bull believe they can pick up the pace and take the fight to dominant Mercedes now that Formula One is heading back to Europe … More »Red Bull to throw everything at Mercedes

    Red Bull Formula One team principal Christian Horner looks on at the team paddock before the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir

    By Alan Baldwin REUTERS - Champions Red Bull believe they can pick up the pace and take the fight to dominant Mercedes now that Formula One is heading back to Europe after the first four 'flyaway' races in Asia and the Middle East. Team principal Christian Horner kept calm after Mercedes chalked up their fourth victory …