I did not follow F1 at the time of Senna's reign as champion. But, I wish I did. I learned about Senna in the book "The Art of Racing in the Rain" (good read by the way). And, up to recently I did not know that my best friend (taosgsr) named his dog after Senna.
I just thought that was a cool name for his dog. Little did I know where the name came from. Just by coincidence my wife and I decided to watch "Senna" tonight, not realizing that 8 years ago that Ayrton Senna died on this day.