Chronicle of a Death Foretold

One of the fastest men on wheels dies after a change of Formula ^ One rules

A million people, many weeping, lined the streets of Sao Paulo. Outside the gates of the local legislature, a chant went up: "O-le, o-le, o-le, o-la! Sen-na, Sen-na!" It was a rhythmic requiem for the hero who lay within, one of Brazil's greatest heroes and among the fastest men on wheels on earth -- Ayrton Senna da Silva, dead at 34, killed in a Formula One crash at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy. In his 10 years of Grand Prix competition, the Brazilian had won 41 races and three world championships. Senna would be mourned officially for three...

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