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Flashback: “Two icons. Two championships. Two controversial collisions.” of F1 that shocked fans and shook F1 world

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Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost engaged in one of the most legendary rivalries in F1  history. Their intense competition unfolded during the late 1980s and early 1990s, leaving an indelible mark on the sport. A recently resurfaced video of Formula 1 refreshed their on-track rivalry among fans and enthusiasts.

The intense F1 racing at the Japanese GP

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A recent video showcased the two famous collisions at Japanese GP between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost which altered not just race results but the championship fate for the drivers.

One incident was in Lap 47 of 1989 and the other was in 1990. These collisions not only shaped their rivalry but also left an indelible mark on Formula 1 history. As per the recent video it read: Two icons. Two championships. Two controversial collisions. The tale of Ayrton Senna vs Alain Prost – and their duels at Suzuka in 1998 and 1990 – are nothing short of legendary”

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The two controversial collision between the two racing icons at Suzuka

In 1989 Senna made a daring move, lunging to the inside of Prost. The two McLarens collided, causing huge controversy. Senna won the race, but the collision led to a disqualification due to re-entering the track incorrectly after the crash. This decision ultimately handed the championship to Prost.

Senna, desperate to secure the title, rammed into Prost at the first corner at Suzuka. Both cars were taken out of the race. Senna won the championship, but the move was deeply controversial. Many observers felt that Senna had deliberately taken Prost out.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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