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Ayrton Senna

March 10, 2011

Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna


Ayrton Senna from Brazil is one of Formula One’s most well-known faces. He was born in Sao Paulo on March 21, 1960. This three-time world champion is considered as one of the greatest drivers in Formula One history. Senna’s love for motor sports began at a young age. He started entering carting competitions by the age of 13. He won the south American Kart championship at the age of 17. Ayrton moved to England in 1981 to continue racing. By 1983 he was driving for the West Surrey Racing team and drove in the British Formula Three Championship. Senna won the championship that year and his talent caught the attention of a number of Formula One teams, whom he tasted for.
Ayrton Senna made his Formula One debut with Toleman in 1984. He moved to Lotus-Renault the following year. Over the next three seasons he won six races and in 1988 moved to McLaren-Honda. That year, between Senna and his teammate Alain prost, McLaren-Honda won fifteen out of the sisteen races. Senna won the world championship that year, which he went on to win again in 1990 and 1991.
In 1994, Senna moved to Williams. However, in the third race of the season at San Marino, he suffered a fatal accident. He was killed in a crash while leadinf the race and died at the wheel of his Formula One car.

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