The Canadian Grand Prix, in Montreal, yielded good stories throughout the years it was held. This time, only the five drivers who completed the 70 laps would be able to tell the whole story.
Senna had just won big in Monaco, and during the two-week break between races, he was able to visit his family in Brazil. He boarded to Canada on Wednesday (June 6th) from the Congonhas Airport at around 7 PM.
The McLaren driver took with him 22 points in the overall standings, six more than his teammate Gerhard Berger, and ten ahead of Ferrari’s Alain Prost. As the winner in Canada in 1988, Senna was about to enter his 99th Formula One race. The driver knew that he wouldn’t have the Brazilian public’s undivided attention that weekend, since the World Cup was starting on Friday and the national squad’s opening match was on Sunday, a few minutes after Senna left his McLaren’s cockpit.
A. de Cesaris
position in championship following the race
championship points accumulated
I was startled when Berger flew past me.