Our last post for Honda Month is also in memory of Ayrton Senna da Silva, who lost his life 17 years ago today, at the San Marino Grand Prix. This BBC Top Gear tribute is one of the best I've seen and is recommended viewing.
Senna and Honda had a remarkable relationship. Instantly popular with the Japanese public, the Brazilian helped to develop the Honda NSX and also took part in many Honda events over the years. At McLaren-Honda's last Japanese Grand Prix, Senna also had a Japanese flag on his helmet.
In 1994, Senna had left McLaren for Williams. And although many people expected him to 'pop' back to McLaren some day, he never had the chance.
Lewis Hamilton is a huge Senna fan. I remember when he was a teen, visiting McLaren he was in awe of Senna's MP4/4 sitting in the old Woking reception. In 2009, he had the opportunity to drive this special machine around Silverstone and BBC Top Gear also caught it on camera.
- Andy Blackmore
Video: BBC Top Gear