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The 90s Part I: Senna reigns supreme

It took the might of the Adrian Newey-designed Williams-Renault to finally knock Ayrton Senna off his perch.

india Updated: Sep 18, 2011 00:32 IST

It took the might of the Adrian Newey-designed Williams-Renault to finally knock Ayrton Senna off his perch.

'Nige' prevails
Nigel Mansell 12 years after making his F1 debut and after two championship near misses, he was rewarded in 1992 as he won a record 9 races out of 16 to win his one and only world title.

Star car
The Renault powered Williams FW15C remains the most technologically advanced F1 car of all time. Featuring traction control, active suspension and anti-lock brakes, it was unbeatable in the 1993 season.

A Schu-perman arrives
Michael Schumacher had never even tested an F1 car before he stepped into a Jordan at the 1991 Belgian GP weekend and qualified in seventh place. Jumped ship to Benetton the very next race and went one better to win the Belgian GP in 1992.

Senna vs Prost
Senna blatantly rammed Prost off the road at Japan in 1990 to win the title. Turmoil at Ferrari saw them fall apart in 1991 and caused Prost to skip the 1992 season. The tables were turned when Prost got the better of Senna with Williams in 1993.