Senna’s McLaren and Prost’s Ferrari to cross paths again after 25 years

This June, the grounds of Wilton House will host the second coming-together of Senna’s McLaren and Prost’s Ferrari, subjects of arguably the most famous collision in F1 history. On this occasion, though, the organisers have promised a non-contact meeting...

On the 25th anniversary of the collision, the two (repaired) cars will finally meet again, when they are bought together for the 2015 Wilton House Classic & Supercar event. As official digital media partner, we’ll be bringing you all the latest news in the lead-up to the petrol-powered extravaganza.

Re-igniting the debate

On the 21 October 1990, Ayrton Senna lined up alongside his bitter rival Alain Prost on the Suzuka grid for the Japanese Grand Prix, the race that was to decide which of them became World Champion. Famously, Senna’s McLaren MP4/5 B and Prost’s Ferrari 641 controversially clashed on the first corner, rendering both cars unable to continue – and effectively handing the title to Senna.

Photo: Autosport/Getty Images courtesy of Wilton House

The 2015 Wilton House Classic & Supercar event takes place on 6 and 7 June 2015, with tickets on sale now through the Wilton Classic & Supercar website.