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Ayrton Senna

personalia

Brazilian
21 March 1960
1 May 1994 (34)
George Abecassis (21 March 1913)
Ken Wharton (21 March 1916)
Paco Godia (21 March 1921)

statistics

41 (25.3%)
80 (49.4%)
65 (40.1%)
2 (18.2%)
1st
11
162
161
614 (3.8 points per race avg)
54 (33.3%)
1984 Brazilian Grand Prix
1994 San Marino Grand Prix

about Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna da Silva (Brazilian Portuguese: [a?i?tõ ?s?n? d? ?siwv?] ( listen); 21 March 1960 – 1 May 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships for McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He died in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix for Williams.

Senna began his motorsport career in karting, moved up to open-wheel racing in 1981, and won the 1983 British Formula Three Championship. 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. In 1988, he joined Frenchman Alain Prost at McLaren-Honda. Between them, they won all but one of the 16 Grands Prix that year, and Senna claimed his first World Championship. Prost claimed the championship in 1989, and Senna his second and third championships in 1990 and 1991. In 1992, the Williams-Renault combination began to dominate Formula One. Senna nonetheless managed to finish the 1993 season as runner-up, winning five races and negotiating a move to Williams in 1994.

Senna has often been voted as the best and most influential Formula One driver of all time in various motorsport polls. He was recognised for his qualifying speed over one lap, and from 1989 until 2006 he held the record for most pole positions. He was also acclaimed for his wet weather performances, such as the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, and the 1993 European Grand Prix. He holds a record six victories at the Monaco Grand Prix, and is the fifth-most successful driver of all time in terms of race wins. Senna courted controversy throughout his career, particularly during his turbulent rivalry with Prost. In the Japanese Grands Prix of 1989 and 1990, each of which decided the championship of that year, collisions between Senna and Prost determined the eventual winner.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 1985 Autódromo do Estoril round 2 Team Lotus
2 1985 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 13 Team Lotus
3 1986 Circuito de Jerez round 2 Team Lotus
4 1986 Detroit Street Circuit round 7 Team Lotus
5 1987 Circuit de Monaco round 4 Team Lotus
6 1987 Detroit Street Circuit round 5 Team Lotus
7 1988 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari round 2 McLaren
8 1988 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 5 McLaren
9 1988 Detroit Street Circuit round 6 McLaren
10 1988 Silverstone Circuit round 8 McLaren
11 1988 Hockenheimring round 9 McLaren
12 1988 Hungaroring round 10 McLaren
13 1988 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 11 McLaren
14 1988 Suzuka Circuit round 15 McLaren
15 1989 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari round 2 McLaren
16 1989 Circuit de Monaco round 3 McLaren
17 1989 Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez round 4 McLaren
18 1989 Hockenheimring round 9 McLaren
19 1989 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 11 McLaren
20 1989 Circuito de Jerez round 14 McLaren
21 1990 Phoenix street circuit round 1 McLaren
22 1990 Circuit de Monaco round 4 McLaren
23 1990 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 5 McLaren
24 1990 Hockenheimring round 9 McLaren
25 1990 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 11 McLaren
26 1990 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 12 McLaren
27 1991 Phoenix street circuit round 1 McLaren
28 1991 Autódromo José Carlos Pace round 2 McLaren
29 1991 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari round 3 McLaren
30 1991 Circuit de Monaco round 4 McLaren
31 1991 Hungaroring round 10 McLaren
32 1991 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 11 McLaren
33 1991 Adelaide Street Circuit round 16 McLaren
34 1992 Circuit de Monaco round 6 McLaren
35 1992 Hungaroring round 11 McLaren
36 1992 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 13 McLaren
37 1993 Autódromo José Carlos Pace round 2 McLaren
38 1993 Donington Park round 3 McLaren
39 1993 Circuit de Monaco round 6 McLaren
40 1993 Suzuka Circuit round 15 McLaren
41 1993 Adelaide Street Circuit round 16 McLaren

pole positions

# event constructor
1 1985 Autódromo do Estoril round 2 Team Lotus
2 1985 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari round 3 Team Lotus
3 1985 Circuit de Monaco round 4 Team Lotus
4 1985 Detroit Street Circuit round 6 Team Lotus
5 1985 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 12 Team Lotus
6 1985 Brands Hatch round 14 Team Lotus
7 1985 Adelaide Street Circuit round 16 Team Lotus
8 1986 Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet round 1 Team Lotus
9 1986 Circuito de Jerez round 2 Team Lotus
10 1986 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari round 3 Team Lotus
11 1986 Detroit Street Circuit round 7 Team Lotus
12 1986 Circuit Paul Ricard round 8 Team Lotus
13 1986 Hungaroring round 11 Team Lotus
14 1986 Autódromo do Estoril round 14 Team Lotus
15 1986 Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez round 15 Team Lotus
16 1987 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari round 2 Team Lotus
17 1988 Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet round 1 McLaren
18 1988 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari round 2 McLaren
19 1988 Circuit de Monaco round 3 McLaren
20 1988 Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez round 4 McLaren
21 1988 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 5 McLaren
22 1988 Detroit Street Circuit round 6 McLaren
23 1988 Hockenheimring round 9 McLaren
24 1988 Hungaroring round 10 McLaren
25 1988 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 11 McLaren
26 1988 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 12 McLaren
27 1988 Circuito de Jerez round 14 McLaren
28 1988 Suzuka Circuit round 15 McLaren
29 1988 Adelaide Street Circuit round 16 McLaren
30 1989 Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet round 1 McLaren
31 1989 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari round 2 McLaren
32 1989 Circuit de Monaco round 3 McLaren
33 1989 Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez round 4 McLaren
34 1989 Phoenix street circuit round 5 McLaren
35 1989 Silverstone Circuit round 8 McLaren
36 1989 Hockenheimring round 9 McLaren
37 1989 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 11 McLaren
38 1989 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 12 McLaren
39 1989 Autódromo do Estoril round 13 McLaren
40 1989 Circuito de Jerez round 14 McLaren
41 1989 Suzuka Circuit round 15 McLaren
42 1989 Adelaide Street Circuit round 16 McLaren
43 1990 Autódromo José Carlos Pace round 2 McLaren
44 1990 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari round 3 McLaren
45 1990 Circuit de Monaco round 4 McLaren
46 1990 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 5 McLaren
47 1990 Hockenheimring round 9 McLaren
48 1990 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 11 McLaren
49 1990 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 12 McLaren
50 1990 Circuito de Jerez round 14 McLaren
51 1990 Suzuka Circuit round 15 McLaren
52 1990 Adelaide Street Circuit round 16 McLaren
53 1991 Phoenix street circuit round 1 McLaren
54 1991 Autódromo José Carlos Pace round 2 McLaren
55 1991 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari round 3 McLaren
56 1991 Circuit de Monaco round 4 McLaren
57 1991 Hungaroring round 10 McLaren
58 1991 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 11 McLaren
59 1991 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 12 McLaren
60 1991 Adelaide Street Circuit round 16 McLaren
61 1992 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 7 McLaren
62 1993 Adelaide Street Circuit round 16 McLaren
63 1994 Autódromo José Carlos Pace round 1 Williams
64 1994 Okayama International Circuit round 2 Williams
65 1994 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari round 3 Williams

teams & teammates

season teammate
1984 Johnny Cecotto
Pierluigi Martini
Stefan Johansson
Toleman compare 1984
1985 Elio de Angelis
Team Lotus compare 1985
1986 Johnny Dumfries
Team Lotus compare 1986
1987 Satoru Nakajima
Team Lotus compare 1987
1988 Alain Prost
McLaren compare 1988
1989 Alain Prost
McLaren compare 1989
1990 Gerhard Berger
McLaren compare 1990
1991 Gerhard Berger
McLaren compare 1991
1992 Gerhard Berger
McLaren compare 1992
1993 Michael Andretti
Mika Häkkinen
McLaren compare 1993
1994 Damon Hill
David Coulthard
Nigel Mansell
Williams compare 1994

news

DTM series boss Berger, who drove alongside Senna at the Woking team from 1990 to 1992, rates Hamilton above all the other world champions that he raced against or has watched over the decades.<br>"Everybody always asks me, 'How do you see this driver against Ayrton?," said Berger. "And I always in all the years say, 'I don't see anybody near to Ayrton.' But Lewis is the first driver I put on the ...

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The artwork has been made by Senna’s niece Paula Senna Lalli and is to be presented by her sister Bianca, who is a director of the Ayrton Senna Institute. After the presentation, the sculpture will become part of the collection of the Vatican Museum.<br>The commission for the Senna bust, called 'Meu Ayrton', came from the three-time world champion’s mother Neyde Senna three years ago, and the ...

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Hamilton wrapped up a fifth world title this year with a season that featured a joint-personal best tally of 11 wins from 21 races, despite increased opposition from Ferrari and, late on, Red Bull. <br>F1 managing director of motorsport Brawn highlighted Hamilton’s “quite exceptional” pole lap in Singapore, where Mercedes was expected to be third-best before Hamilton topped qualifying and ...

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Hakkinen had sat out the majority of the season on the sidelines, thanks to Ayrton Senna’s late decision to take up a race-by-race deal with McLaren alongside Michael Andretti. Honda’s withdrawal had left the Brazilian unsure of the Ford V8-powered car’s potential, matched against the Williams-Renaults of Alain Prost and Damon Hill, but Senna then won three of the first six races of the ...

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Red Bull driver Verstappen lost what looked like a certain victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix after crashing with Esteban Ocon while leading. While Hill believes that Ocon was primarily at fault in the controversial collision with Verstappen, he says that a more experienced driver would have left enough margin than the Red Bull driver did, and not become involved in contact. "There was ...

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Senna lapped the 3.7km circuit in 1m10.218s during qualifying for the 1994 Pacific Grand Prix, the first of two F1 races to be held at Okayama - then known as TI Circuit Aida. That record remains unbeaten after 24 years, with defending Super Formula champion Hiroaki Ishiura coming closest in 2015 when he set a time of 1m12.429s. Series organisers are keen on giving their drivers a shot at ... ...

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Martin is to restore the Williams FW08C chassis in which Keke Rosberg won the 1983 Monaco Grand Prix and which Senna drove for his first Formula 1 test at Donington Park later that summer.Once the car is complete, Martin will then take part in a race against Button at this year’s British Grand Prix.Former world champion Button will be driving the six-wheel FW08B that was banned just ...

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While the Monaco Grand Prix may have left many fans pretty underwhelmed, there was something that did raise excitement levels in the days after the race.This came via some onboard 'visor cam' footage released by Formula 1, which featured Pierre Gasly completing an installation lap for Toro Rosso. It was created using a camera mounted on special glasses designed to capture the true ...

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In 1993, Alain Prost won his fourth world championship in what turned out to be his final season in Formula 1, driving the most sophisticated grand prix car yet seen. And still Ayrton Senna managed to steal his thunder.The great Brazilian bitched and moaned about his unarguable underdog status at a weakened McLaren, but simultaneously revelled in it - especially on the (several) ...

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Chassis MP4/8-6, which came complete with the actual Ford HB engine and gearbox used in Senna’s historic sixth win, went under the hammer at a Bonhams auction in Monaco on Friday evening for €3,650,000.After the buyer’s premium was added, the final price paid by Ecclestone was bumped up to €4,197,500.It’s one of the highest prices ever paid for a modern F1 car, although a 2001 ...

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Senna’s 10-year F1 career was action packed, winning championships, setting records, and being part of rivalries that took the pinnacle of the sport to new heights in terms of popularity and media coverage worldwide.Here, we count down 10 moments from his career that will never be forgotten... 10 Japanese GP 1990 ...

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 Michael Schumacher (Benetton)(Speaking in 2011) I was always a great admirer of Ayrton. I had seen him at a karting race, back in Zolder, and this guy I didn't know at that time immediately caught my attention: the lines he was driving, the way he was doing it, I just loved the way he was karting there.From that day on I knew his name, and obviously wh ...

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“I’m not going to celebrate like some people,” says Alain Prost of the anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death at Imola on May 1 1994. “I can answer these questions about him, no problem – he was an exceptional guy – but I just don't see it the same way as the other guys do.”To understand why, you have to appreciate the background of their shared history: Prost and Senna fought out what ...

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Appalling weather conditions led to the race being stopped after just 31 of the scheduled 76 laps.Although Senna passed Alain Prost at the chequered flag, the final result was decided by the last uninterrupted lap - handing victory to the McLaren driver.Prior to the race's end, Senna has been lapping three seconds faster than Prost.As a result, he drew widespread plaudits for his ...

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Senna finished 1993 - his final year with McLaren - second in the points and 16 behind eventual champion Alain Prost.With this car, chassis number six, he claimed his sixth and last victory in Monaco – a record which still stands 25 years on.Senna also drove the car in a further seven races that year, finishing second behind Prost on its debut at the fifth round at the Spanish Grand ...

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Words: Stuart CodlingMidday in Mexico City and the baking-hot sun is radiating with squint-making ferocity - and yet some folk in the Formula 1 paddock, including our interviewee, are still wearing garb to ward off the morning chill. The proliferation of gilets - more, even, than you'd expect to see at the average Harlequins rugby match - makes for a peculiar juxtaposition with what ...

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In this excerpt filmed for Motorsport.tv’s The Flying Lap, Stuart Codling documents his trip to Motegi – and even gets Button himself to take the camera in the pitlane.The video diary also features Button and Stoffel Vandoorne trying out the Honda NSX-GT Super GT car, and an interview with Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly.MotoGP legend Marc Marquez is also asked about whether he has an ...

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Senna dominated the entire Adelaide weekend, beginning qualifying in which he took pole position with a breathtaking time of 1m13.371s . He then controlled the 79-lap race for McLaren, taking the chequered flag with a margin of 9.2s. His arch rival and former teammate Alain Prost finished second.Prost retired soon after, having clinched his fourth title, while Senna took over his ...

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From now on, you can look through our exclusive photo archives, pick the photos and frames you love, and display your favourite motorsport moments for all to see.Our collection includes selected images spanning generations of racing’s finest moments across Formula 1, MotoGP or the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours.Featured photo –  Ayrton Senna's first Formula 1 victoryThe 1985 Portuguese ...

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