Flashback Fridays: 1988 Japanese Grand Prix

Hello F1 fans! Welcome to my latest Flashback Fridays post. It is when I look back at great F1 races from the past. Today we will be looking back at the 1988 Japanese Grand Prix.

It was Ayrton Senna’s childhood dream to win a Formula One World Championship. He had visualized what it would be like ever since he was 4 years old. Now was his best chance yet.

Senna was on pole position. Behind him was championship rival Alan Prost. At the start of the race, Senna stalled his Mclaren which dropped him to sixteenth place. However Senna’s extreme determination motivated him to drive better than he ever had before. By the second lap he was back to ninth place. After the drivers had completed the fourth lap Senna was in fourth place!

However, Prost in first place was still ahead by a comfortable margin over Senna. Then his favorite thing happened: it stared to rain. Senna would have to drive like mad to catch him. That is what he did. Near the end of the race he passed Prost while he was delayed with traffic from the lapped cars.

At the end of the race, Senna did just enough to win his first of 3 championships in Formula One. I honestly think he was the best driver to ever race in F1. His commitment to winning was way bigger than any other F1 driver.

It was so sad he died. At least he died doing what he loved most: Formula One.

I hope you enjoyed my post and I will see you on Sunday. Bye!

Fact of the day: Michael Schumacher is the best F1 driver statistically with 91 wins and 7 world titles.

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