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MAY 1, 2009

They shall not grow old...

Today was the 15th anniversary of the death of the Ayrton Senna, the last Formula 1 driver to be killed in a Grand Prix car. Today there is only one driver left in Formula 1 who was at Imola in 1994 as a F1 driver and Rubens Barrichello did not race that day because he had had a huge crash on Friday. That fact is a testament to the work that has been done in F1 to make the sport safer. Since Senna's death the sport has undergone a revolution in safety both in terms of the cars and the circuits. Medical standards and facilities are higher than ever before and we have constant cause to remember Ayrton and Roland Ratzenberger, who was killed in an accident the previous day.