The first-corner collision between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost at the 1990 Japanese Grand Prix was an ugly blot on the landscape of Formula 1 history, but an important and defining chapter in Ayrton Senna’s life.

While I don’t personally glorify his exploits in ramming Prost off the road at over 250km/h, I still think this photograph is quite spectacular in defining that very moment…

Senna vs Prost, 1990 Japanese Grand Prix

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[Image via F1 Nostalgia]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.