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Race winner Ayrton Senna (BRA) Lotus 98T. Spanish Grand Prix, Rd 2, Jerez, Spain, 13 April 1986.
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Ayrton Senna `s Racing Record
Race winner Ayrton Senna, right, with his brother Leonardo Italian Grand Prix, Monza, 13 September 1992
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Date of birth 21 March 1960
Place of Birth São Paulo, Brazil
Date of Death
1st May 1994(aged 34)
Active Years 1984-1994
Grand Prix Debut 1984 Brazilian GP
World Titles 3 (1988, 1990, 1991)
Grand Prix Wins 41
Pole Positions 65
Fastest Laps 19
N0. of Podiums 80
Total career points 610 (614)
Races competed 162 (161 starts)
Senna was born in Santana, a bairro of São Paulo city, the son of a wealthy Brazilian landowner Milton da Silva and Neide Senna da Silva. He was highly athletic, excelling in gymnastics and other sports, and developed an interest in cars and motor racing at an early age. Senna's first kart was a small 1 HP go-kart, a gift rejected by his older sister Viviane. Senna entered karting competition at the age of 13 and, in 1977, won the South American Kart Championship. He contested the Karting World Championship each year from 1978 to 1982, finishing runner-up in 1979 and 1980. In 1981, Senna moved to England to begin single-seater racing, winning the RAC and Townsend-Thoreson Formula Ford 1600 Championships that year with the Van Diemen team. Before leaving England, however, Senna was offered a drive with a Formula Ford 2000 team for £10,000. Back in Brazil, he decided to take up this offer and returned to live in England. As Silva is a very common Brazilian name, he adopted his mother's maiden name, Senna.Senna went on to win the 1982 British and European Formula Ford 2000 championships under that surname. In 1983, Senna drove in the British Formula Three Championship with the West Surrey Racing team. Senna attracted the attention of Formula One teams Williams, McLaren, Brabham and Toleman, all of whom he tested for. Neither Williams nor McLaren had a vacancy for the 1984 season.
The Formula One World Drivers' Championship (WDC) is awarded by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) to the most successful Formula One racing car driver over a season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results. The Drivers' Championship was first awarded in 1950, to Nino Farina. The first driver to win multiple Championships was Alberto Ascari, in 1952 and 1953. The current Drivers' Champion is Sebastian Vettel, who won his first World Championship in 2010.
Ayrton Senna (BRA) McLaren celebrates his victory on the podium. Belgian Grand Prix, Rd 11, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, 27 August 1989.
Race winner Damon Hill (GBR), Williams FW18. German Grand Prix, Rd11, Hockenheim, Germany. 28 July 1996.
Ayrton Senna (BRA) Mclaren MP4-4 1988
Nigel Mansell (GBR) Williams. Formula One World Championship, Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, 14 June 1992
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Alain Prost
Nigel Mansell
Ayrton Senna
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Ayrton Senna (BRA) McLaren MP47A finished the race in third position.
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Michael Schumacher
  Pole Sitter Ayrton Senna (BRA) Williams FW16 spun out of the race whilst chasing the lead. Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, 27 March 1994.  
Season Series Team Pos
1994 Formula 1 Rothmans Williams Renault N/C
1993 Formula 1 Marlboro McLaren 2nd
1992 Formula 1 Honda Marlboro McLaren 4th
1991 Formula 1 Honda Marlboro McLaren 1st
1990 Formula 1 Honda Marlboro McLaren 1st
1989 Formula 1 Honda Marlboro McLaren 2nd
1988 Formula 1 Honda Marlboro McLaren 1st
1987 Formula 1 Camel Team Lotus Honda 3rd
1986 Formula 1 John Player Special Team Lotus 4th
1985 Formula 1 John Player Special Team Lotus 4th
1984 Formula 1 Toleman Group Motorsport 9th
1983 British Formula 3 West Surrey Racing Ralt RT3/83 1st
1982 British Formula 3 West Surrey Racing Ralt RT3/83  
1981 Formula Ford 1600 Van Diemen 1st
1980 Karting World Series   2nd
1979 Karting World Series   2nd
1978 Karting World Series    
1977 South American Kart   1st
  Ayrton Senna (BRA) Mclaren MP4-4 was set for victory when he collided with Jean Louis Schlesser (FRA) Williams on lap 50 of the race  
  Race winner Ayrton Senna (BRA) Rushen Green Racing Van Diemen RF82 celebrates his victory  
  Ayrton Senna (BRA). World Karting Championship, Kalmar, Sweden. 1980  
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Luca Badoer (ITA) Ferrari F60. Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, Belgian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Friday 28 August 2009.
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Nigel Mansell (GBR) Williams FW11, 4th place. Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, 11 May 1986
First Nigel Mansell (GBR) Ferrari. Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary, 13 August 1989.
Damon Hill (GBR) Jordan J198 Mugen-Honda in the pit garage. Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, 30 August 1998.
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