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1989 Mexican Grand Prix – Senna, Mansell, Berger, Prost – Photo of the Day

Submitted by on August 9, 2014

1989 Mexican Grand Prix - Senna Mansell Berger ProstAyrton Senna, Nigel Mansell, Gerhard Berger and Alain Prost at the 1989 Mexican Grand Prix.

What a fantastic photo! Shot at the 1989 Mexican Grand Prix, which was won by Ayrton Senna on the 28th of May. It was the fourth round of the 1989 Formula One World Championship season, and Ayrton Senna was gaining momentum after winning the previous two rounds in San Marino and Monaco.

Fortunately for his arch-rival and soon to be 1989 F1 World Champion Alain Prost, Senna had placed a disasterous 11th in the first round of the season at his home round – Brazil. The pair would battle it out for the remainder of the year, with Prost eventually taking a convincing overall points victory.

This photo shows not only Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, but also the soon to be third-placed Nigel Mansell, and his Ferrari team mate Gerhard Berger.

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