Shakil Akhtar

Shakil Akhtar

A medical doctor, trained both in Pakistan and England as a surgeon. He is an avid history and world affairs follower, freelancer and a sports fanatic!

20 years ago Ayrton Senna died as a hero, today he lives as a legend!

The scene was the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, the script writer had ordained something no one was predicting. It all went horribly wrong when, at the start of the weekend, Rubens Barrichello crashed horribly in his Jordan 194 and was lucky to survive. The following Saturday was even worse when the Austrian driver, Roland Ratzenberger, went airborne and hit the barriers at frighteningly high speed resulting in Formula One’s first fatality for 12 years. I can still remember the expression on Ayrton Senna’s face whilst watching the events of the crash on the screen. Maybe he knew what was ...

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