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Sainz Jr: Emotional for ‘every F1 driver’ to race where Senna died

IMOLA, ITALY – APRIL 15: A general view of the Ayrton Senna memorial during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari on April 15, 2021 in Imola, Italy. (Photo by Bryn Lennon). Credit: Getty Images

Formula 1 will return to Imola this week, the place where Ayrton Senna lost his life almost 27 years ago.

It is also a very emotional place for all the drivers. Carlos Sainz has spoken out regarding Ayrton Senna and was asked what he knows all about the Brazilian F1 legend.

“Honestly, personally, I know everything you can know from documentaries, books, info from the paddock, just speaking to people that have worked with him or who had any kind of encounter, experience with him. But obviously, from his personal side, very little you now, it’s whatever you get from the videos, from the interviews – all these famous interviews on YouTube – famous documentaries that are out there.”

When asked how emotional it is for him to come back to this place, he replied:

“And those already do a very good job of making him look like the legend that he actually is, you know, and being back in the place where he lost his life is always a bit imposing, a bit emotional for every Formula 1 driver because we know here we lost probably the most special talent that there was in Formula 1 history.”

On May 1, 1994, Aytron Senna died after a fatal crash on the track at Imola. The day before, Austrian Roland Ratzenberger had also died on the same track.

It is a place that has a ” frightening ” effect for many Formula 1 fans and certainly does not evoke fond memories. But this weekend’s Grand Prix promises to be a very exciting one, despite the many bad events that happened here.

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