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Ayrton Senna

Racing Driver and Triple Formula One World Champion
Born Mar 21, 1960

Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian racing driver. Senna was a three-time Formula One world champion and is widely regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. He died in a crash at Tamburello corner while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix and is the most recent driver to die at the wheel of a Formula One car.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ayrton Senna.


1960 Birth Born on March 21, 1960.


1977 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Senna attended Colegio Rio Branco in the São Paulo neighbourhood of Jardins and graduated in 1977 with a grade 5 in physics along with other grades in mathematics, chemistry, and English. … Read More
1978 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He contested the Karting World Championship each year from 1978 to 1982, finishing runner-up in 1979 and 1980.


Senna began his motorsport career in karting, moving up to open-wheel racing in 1981, and winning the British Formula Three championship in 1983.
1982 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Senna went on to win the 1982 British and European Formula Ford 2000 championships under that surname. … Read More
In 1983, Senna drove in the British Formula Three Championship with the West Surrey Racing team. … Read More
He made his Formula One debut with Toleman-Hart in 1984 before moving to Lotus-Renault the following year and winning six Grands Prix over the next three seasons. … Read More
1985 - 1987 3 More Events
Senna became dissatisfied with his chances at Lotus and at Monza it was announced that he would be joining McLaren for 1988. … Read More
Prost claimed the championship in 1989, and Senna his second and third championships in 1990 and 1991. … Read More


1990 - 1991 4 More Events
…  Senna was planning to move to the Williams team for the 1992 season, but Honda's CEO, Nobuhiko Kawamoto, personally requested that he remain at McLaren-Honda, which Senna did out of a sense of loyalty.
By comparison, Fittipaldi had set a best time of 49.70 seconds, which he later improved to 48.5 seconds, only by using the new 1993 Penske PC-22 at his disposal during this test session. … Read More
…  He was killed in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. … Read More
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