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In Pictures: Looking back at Formula One great Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna, three-time Formula One world champion, would never live to see his biggest contribution to racing, writes Jeff Pappone. For his story, please click on the link below

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Helmets that belonged to late Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna on display at the the Imola track, Italy.

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A tattoo depicting Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna on a fan's arm during a mass at the Imola race track, northern Italy April 30, 2014. The mass was held in memory of Formula 1 drivers Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger to mark the 20th anniversary of their deaths.

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Ayrton Senna’s McLaren Formula One MP4/4 at an exhibition at the Imola race track.

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A car that was driven by Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna during an exhibition at the Imola race track, northern Italy April 30, 2014.

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Technicians check a Mc Laren Formula One car that was driven by Ayrton Senna.

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A man is framed by pictures of late F1 driver Ayrton Senna as a boy as he looks at a go-kart on display at the Imola track, Italy. Fans and family members are gathering this week to pay their respects to former Formula One drivers Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger on the 20th anniversary of their deaths. F1 drivers' chaplain Sergio Mantovani celebrated a memorial mass Wednesday in a packed room beside pit lane at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari track that once hosted the San Marino Grand Prix.

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Ayrton Senna of Brazil flies the Brazilian flag after winning the Australian Grand Prix November 7, 1993. Second place finisher Alain Prost of France trails as he winds up his 13-year Formula One career.

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An Ayrton Senna McLaren miniature statue at the Ayrton Senna institute office in Sao Paulo March 27, 2014.

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The Ayrton Senna John Player Special F1 car at an exhibition to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Brazilian triple Formula One champion Ayrton Senna in Sao Paulo April 10, 2014.

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Viviane Senna poses for Reuters in the Ayrton Senna institute office in Sao Paulo March 27, 2014. For Brazilians of a certain generation, the death of Ayrton Senna is not unlike September 11 or the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Everyone remembers where they were when they heard the news. "It's funny, it doesn't seem like it was 20 years ago," his sister Viviane Senna said of the Formula One great's fatal crash at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Picture taken March 27, 2014.

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An Ayrton Senna McLaren miniature car is seen at Ayrton Senna institute office in Sao Paulo March 27, 2014. Formula One is remembering Brazilian Ayrton Senna and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger on the 20th anniversary of their deaths in 1994 at the San Marino Grand Prix at Italy's Imola circuit.

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Ayrton Senna miniature statue and helmet are seen at Ayrton Senna institute office in Sao Paulo March 27, 2014.

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An exhibition to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Brazilian triple Formula One champion Ayrton Senna. April 10, 2014.

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Former Brazilian Formula One driver Emerson Fittipaldi holds a picture of Ayrton Senna during an interview with Reuters in Sao Paulo April 10, 2014.

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Emerson Fittipaldi holds a picture of Ayrton Senna during an interview with Reuters in Sao Paulo April 10, 2014.

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A memorial statue of Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna in the park inside the race track at Imola April 22, 2014. Twenty years after Senna died at Imola's race track, the town is gearing up to honour the F1 driver it remembers as much for his charity and charisma as his three world championship wins. Memories of the great Brazilian are still clear in the minds of many in the northern Italian town where five days of events to commemorate the anniversary begin on April 30.

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A picture of Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna at the race track in Imola April 22, 2014.

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Handwritten notes left by fans on a fence at the site where Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna died at the race track in Imola April 22, 2014.

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Luisa Tosoni, owner of the Castello hotel in Castel San Pietro, poses for a photo inside the hotel's room number 200, where Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna spent his last night, April 22, 2014.

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A glass display containing memorial items of Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna at Castello hotel, where Senna spent his last night in Castel San Pietro, near the Imola race track April 22, 2014.

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Memorial items of Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna are displayed at Castello hotel, where Senna spent his last night in Castel San Pietro.

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Children play next to the memorial statue of Formula One Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna.

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Finland's Formula One driver Mika Hakkinen (L) of McLaren Mercedes waves after he was presented with the first place trophy by Viviane Senna, daughter of former three-time World Champion Ayrton Senna of Brazil, 11 April 1999. Hakkinen won the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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A Monaco Grand Prix official inspects safety barriers at the entrance of the chicane to the pit lanes on May 10, 1994, in preparation for the Monaco Grand Prix. The FIA decided to implement these new speed regulations around the pit lanes following the death of Brazilian champion Ayrton Senna at Imola.

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