Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso fascinatingly compared by F1 chief technical officer | F1

Pat Symonds, the F1 chief technical officer, was the lead engineer at Toleman when Senna debuted. He was Schumacher’s race engineer in the title-winning 1994 season at Benetton. And he worked with Alonso who won the 2005 and 2006 titles with Renault.The early genius of Senna“It was in the days before we had really any data acquisition, we were just building our first data acquisition devices,” Symonds said of the Brazilian’s early days in F1.“So we were relying on the driver an awful lot, even down to what revs he was pulling at the end of the straight, have we…

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