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On This Day

Sunday 15th May 1988

31 years ago

Monaco Grand Prix at Monte Carlo was won by Alain Prost driving a McLaren-Honda MP4/4. With Senna on pole, Prost made a bad start and found himself blocked by Gerhard Berger, allowing Senna to pull out a full 54s lead. When the Frenchman moved into second, Senna at first allowed him to close up, but on lap 66 suddenly panicked, forced the pace and made an elementary mistake, losing control of his McLaren and crashing into the barrier at Portier, when he had the race won. Senna was so ashamed he went straight to his Monte Carlo apartment and would not speak to the press. Senna said, "I changed a lot my strategy as far as driving was concerned from that day on, and it was all a consequence of the mistake at Monaco. It was a difficult day, not such a good result, but a necessary result, perhaps, that gave me so much success after it." A highly religious man, Senna later commented that "I think I was going through a period of adjustment, of discovery, of some important aspect of life, which is God"

Prost wins as Senna crashes in 1988 Monaco Grand Prix

Prost wins as Senna crashes in 1988 Monaco Grand Prix