|Video| Senna vs Prost: Side by Side Qualifying – Suzuka 1989

Everyone knows about Senna vs Prost. We don’t need to go into that. Both were epic drivers, for very different reasons. However, very rarely do people take an opportunity to compare qualifying laps between the two drivers side by side.

However, take a look at this video from 1989, during the Japanese Grand Prix. Senna, who was known as the master of qualifying, out-paced his teammate Prost by 1.7 seconds in the same car. That’s another lifetime in racing terms.
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F1 Grassroots: Karting- Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost duel full race 1993

Aryton Senna himself said that karting was the purest form of racing. We at the “Starting Grid” definately agree with the man. Here is a video of Ayrton Senna, and one of his great rivals Alain Prost karting on an indoor circuit. Keep a close eye on the two men’s technique, the smoothness of Prost, versus the boldness of Senna.

Epic stuff.