May 1: Ayrton Senna died on this date in 1994

GE Anderson

Ayrton Senna

"Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." Nineteen years ago today, Ayrton Senna, the Brazilian racer ranked among the best Formula One drivers of all time, was killed in a crash in the San Marino Grand Prix. He was 34 years old at the time, and no F1 driver has died behind the wheel since. If you haven't seen the brilliant documentary "Senna," or know much about one of the most competitive drivers ever to sit in a F1 car, here's a famous sample of his work in qualifying for Monaco in 1990.

Photo: Pascal Rondeau/Allsport-Getty

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