Today is the 8th anniversary of the death of Ayrton Senna da Silva, perhaps the greatest race car driver ever. Senna was killed at Imola during the Italian Grand Prix. That weekend also saw the death of popular Austrian Rookie Roland Ratzenberger the previous day, and a massive crash during the start that sent debris into the crowd injuring some spectators. Senna was a phenomenal talent. His greatness was apparent even before he first stepped into a Formula One car. He could drive like no other as evidenced by his amazing qualifying performances (http://www.sportf1.net/lapqualif.avi (8.65MB file)). He was passionate and driven to win. His rivalry with some-time team-mate Alain Prost is now the stuff of legend. Today the Ayrton Senna Foundation, which was in the planning stages when he was killed, helps thousands of street children in his native Brazil. He is still greatly missed by all of his fans around the world.