My strongest belief: Senna’s fatal accident was caused by a mechanical failure on his Williams-Renault car. It was not caused by driver’s error.
During his career Senna had to fight against lies and manipulation. It is unbelievable that the Williams F1 Team even lied about what caused his death. They refused to take responsibility blaming it on a driving error. Senna could not defend himself any more.
The National Geographic Channel documentary called “Seismic Seconds - The Death of Ayrton Senna” concludes that Senna lost control of his car. That is a lie. In my opinion the documentary was purposefully commissioned to throw the blame on him. Better do your own research.
The accident was caused by a broken steering column. Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited with Team Principal Frank Williams, Technical Director Patrick Head and Chief Designer Adrian Newey were responsible for this failure and consequently for Ayrton Senna’s death.
Competing in Formula 1 you take big conscious risk. Senna was prepared to take it and paid the price. The Williams team also accepted the risks involved but as soon as something went wrong they escaped responsibility and tried to manipulate the truth.
It was important for me to write this especially for the young racing fans who could not experience the accident 19 years ago. Never let them tell you it was Senna’s fault!
Getting older but always a fan of yours! :-)