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Ayrton Senna

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Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna da Silva was born on the 21st of March 1960 in Sao Paulo and died the 1st of May 1994 in a Racing crash. He was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula 1 World Championships in 1988, 1990 and 1991. He was killed in an accident driving at 300km/hour while leading the 1994 San Marino (Imola) Grand-Prix.

He was among the most dominant and successful Formula One drivers of the modern era and is considered by many as the greatest racing driver of all times. In his history he won 40 races and 65 pole positions.

Senna began his motorsport career in karting, moving up to open-wheel racing in 1981, and winning the British Formula 3 championship in 1983.
He made his Formula One debut with Toleman-Hart in 1984 before moving to Lotus-Renault the following year and winning six Grand-Prix over the next three seasons.

In 1988, he joined the French Alain Prost in the team Mclaren-Honda. He finished his carrier in the team Williams in 1994.

His death was a tragic event in the Formula 1 organisation. Everybody was stupefied by his death and his crash.

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 About his personal life, we know that:

  • He was a devoted Catholic.
  • His biggest relation with a girlfriend was with Adriane Galisteu, a brazilian model.
  • He has no children
  • He has a nephew « Bruno Senna » who races today in Hispania Racing F1 Team.