Originally written on Notes From The EDJE  |  Last updated 10/1/14

1 May 1994: Rear view of Ayrton Senna of Brazil in action in his Williams Renault during the San Marino Grand Prix at the Imola circuit in San Marino. Senna later suffered a fatal accident when the steering column apparently sheared leaving the Brazilian helpless as his car speared into the concrete wall at the Tamburello corner. Senna was officially pronounced dead in a Bologna hospital later that afternoon. \ Mandatory Credit: Pascal Rondeau/Allsport
John Bisignano, former ESPN motorsport journalist during Senna's timeframe, accepts the Dean Batchelor Award on behalf of Asif Kapadia and Manish Pandey for the documentary, "Senna". Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2011)"Senna" Bestowed MPG's Best Of The Year Dean Batchelor Award"Senna" ... the critically acclaimed documentary about the racing spirit and history of F1 driver Ayrton Senna just won the overall "Best Of The Year" Dean Batchelor Award - Excellence in Automotive Journalism for 2011!Established by the Motor Press Guild in 1995, the Dean Batchelor Award recognizes excellence in automotive journalism as exemplified by the man it is named after – Dean Batchelor.The Award singles out individuals demonstrating outstanding achievement in the profession of automotive journalism. Each year MPG presents the Dean Batchelor Award to the journalist judged to have produced the single piece of work which best represents the professional standards and excellence demanded by Dean Batchelor d...
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