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Ayrton Senna

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%)
0 (0%)
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 Portuguese Grand Prix round 2 Team Lotus
2 1985 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 Team Lotus
3 1986 Spanish Grand Prix round 2 Team Lotus
4 1986 Detroit Grand Prix round 7 Team Lotus
5 1987 Monaco Grand Prix round 4 Team Lotus
6 1987 Detroit Grand Prix round 5 Team Lotus
7 1988 San Marino Grand Prix round 2 McLaren
8 1988 Canadian Grand Prix round 5 McLaren
9 1988 Detroit Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
10 1988 British Grand Prix round 8 McLaren
11 1988 German Grand Prix round 9 McLaren
12 1988 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
13 1988 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
14 1988 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 McLaren
15 1989 San Marino Grand Prix round 2 McLaren
16 1989 Monaco Grand Prix round 3 McLaren
17 1989 Mexican Grand Prix round 4 McLaren
18 1989 German Grand Prix round 9 McLaren
19 1989 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
20 1989 Spanish Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
21 1990 United States Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
22 1990 Monaco Grand Prix round 4 McLaren
23 1990 Canadian Grand Prix round 5 McLaren
24 1990 German Grand Prix round 9 McLaren
25 1990 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
26 1990 Italian Grand Prix round 12 McLaren
27 1991 United States Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
28 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 McLaren
29 1991 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 McLaren
30 1991 Monaco Grand Prix round 4 McLaren
31 1991 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
32 1991 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
33 1991 Australian Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
34 1992 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
35 1992 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
36 1992 Italian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
37 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 McLaren
38 1993 European Grand Prix round 3 McLaren
39 1993 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
40 1993 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 McLaren
41 1993 Australian Grand Prix round 16 McLaren

pole positions

# event constructor
1 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix round 2 Team Lotus
2 1985 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 Team Lotus
3 1985 Monaco Grand Prix round 4 Team Lotus
4 1985 Detroit Grand Prix round 6 Team Lotus
5 1985 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Team Lotus
6 1985 European Grand Prix round 14 Team Lotus
7 1985 Australian Grand Prix round 16 Team Lotus
8 1986 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Team Lotus
9 1986 Spanish Grand Prix round 2 Team Lotus
10 1986 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 Team Lotus
11 1986 Detroit Grand Prix round 7 Team Lotus
12 1986 French Grand Prix round 8 Team Lotus
13 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Team Lotus
14 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix round 14 Team Lotus
15 1986 Mexican Grand Prix round 15 Team Lotus
16 1987 San Marino Grand Prix round 2 Team Lotus
17 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
18 1988 San Marino Grand Prix round 2 McLaren
19 1988 Monaco Grand Prix round 3 McLaren
20 1988 Mexican Grand Prix round 4 McLaren
21 1988 Canadian Grand Prix round 5 McLaren
22 1988 Detroit Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
23 1988 German Grand Prix round 9 McLaren
24 1988 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
25 1988 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
26 1988 Italian Grand Prix round 12 McLaren
27 1988 Spanish Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
28 1988 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 McLaren
29 1988 Australian Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
30 1989 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
31 1989 San Marino Grand Prix round 2 McLaren
32 1989 Monaco Grand Prix round 3 McLaren
33 1989 Mexican Grand Prix round 4 McLaren
34 1989 United States Grand Prix round 5 McLaren
35 1989 British Grand Prix round 8 McLaren
36 1989 German Grand Prix round 9 McLaren
37 1989 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
38 1989 Italian Grand Prix round 12 McLaren
39 1989 Portuguese Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
40 1989 Spanish Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
41 1989 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 McLaren
42 1989 Australian Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
43 1990 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 McLaren
44 1990 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 McLaren
45 1990 Monaco Grand Prix round 4 McLaren
46 1990 Canadian Grand Prix round 5 McLaren
47 1990 German Grand Prix round 9 McLaren
48 1990 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
49 1990 Italian Grand Prix round 12 McLaren
50 1990 Spanish Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
51 1990 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 McLaren
52 1990 Australian Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
53 1991 United States Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
54 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 McLaren
55 1991 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 McLaren
56 1991 Monaco Grand Prix round 4 McLaren
57 1991 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
58 1991 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
59 1991 Italian Grand Prix round 12 McLaren
60 1991 Australian Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
61 1992 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
62 1993 Australian Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
63 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Williams
64 1994 Pacific Grand Prix round 2 Williams
65 1994 San Marino Grand Prix 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

The eight-part mini series will be produced by Brazilian filmmaker Gullane in partnership with the Senna family, which has granted "unprecedented access" for the project.<br>The series will look to show "the intimacy of the man who became a national hero and conquered the world", and is "an invitation to explore the personality and family relationships of the three-time Formula 1 champion".<br>It ...

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The Dutchman hasn't been beaten by a teammate in the Formula 1 standings since he was paired with Daniel Ricciardo in 2017, and even then Verstappen outqualified the Australian 13-7.<br>That qualifying balance blew out to 15-5 in Verstappen's favour the following season, while Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon were only able to outqualify Verstappen once each during the 2019 season.<br>In the six races ...

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Mercedes driver Hamilton is on track to break Schumacher’s record of 91 grand prix victories in the near future, scoring the 87th win of his career at Silverstone last weekend.<br>Hamilton is one title behind Schumacher’s record of seven drivers’ championships, and has a 30-point lead in the standings after the opening four races of the 2020 campaign.<br>The debate over who is the greatest ...

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The weather conditions were wretched as pole-winner Prost slithered through Sainte Devote for the first time. Ferrari’s Rene Arnoux and Derek Warwick tangled behind him, and Warwick’s Renault teammate Patrick Tambay was unable to avoid him – putting both of them out. Not a great start to the day for France…<br><br><br>Alain Prost, McLaren MP4/2, leads the start<br>Photo by: Sutton ...

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Monaco is known as being a nigh-on impossible place for anyone to overtake. While that characteristic has turned many of its grands prix over the years into dull affairs, in 1992 it made the race one of the most exciting in F1 history as Senna pulled off a brilliant victory.<br>Heading in to the weekend, Senna had known that his chances were pretty slim, with the Williams of championship leader ...

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Imola was renowned for being tough on fuel consumption, and this was proved a year earlier when Elio de Angelis was one of three cars to run dry, although he still managed to salvage a podium finish. This year, he was determined to play a cannier game.<br>His Lotus-Renault teammate was the great Ayrton Senna, who was fresh off his fantastic first Grand Prix victory, at a rain-soaked Estoril ...

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But for all his brilliance, not every F1 weekend turned out as he liked – and this day marks the anniversary of the only time that the Brazilian failed to qualify.<br>Senna had arrived at the 1984 San Marino Grand Prix fresh off the back of a tough outing at the Belgian GP, where he had finished in seventh place and out of the points for Toleman (although would be promoted one place later in ...

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In an era when Formula 1 as a whole became more professional, Senna is often credited with changing the way drivers approach a race weekend, taking mental and physical preparation to a new level.<br>Senna’s fierce McLaren rivalry with Alain Prost was a big driving force in that change of attitude. Going up against a driver who proved to be his match, Senna understood it was necessary to pull out ...

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Senna won his third and final F1 world championship for McLaren in 1991, but was out of contract at the end of that year and considering his options.<br>Senna was known to be keen on a move to Williams, but did not secure a switch until the 1994 season. He was killed in an accident in the early stages of the San Marino Grand Prix, the third round of that year.<br>But it has now emerged that Senna ...

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Ahead of the race, a minute’s silence was held in memory of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna, the ’95 raceday falling on the exact anniversary of Ratzenberger’s death in qualifying. The drivers stood in a somber circle before getting into their cars on the starting grid, ahead of the race on the modified circuit layout, which now had two new chicanes between the startline and Tosa – ...

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Following a late electrical failure that took him out of the running for a podium finish in Rio de Janeiro’s opening round, Senna arrived at Estoril looking for his first points of the season. Senna and Lotus had certainly showed flashes of pace-setting form in Brazil, but here he was able to unleash some fearsome speed from his Renault-powered 97T right from Friday’s first qualifying ...

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Senna took pole position – the 64th of his career – thanks to his time in Friday qualifying. This was fortunate for two reasons: on Saturday, the track was much slower and he’d spun at Revolver corner, leaving him 24th fastest in that session. Teammate Damon Hill also spun at the same corner on his second run, and although he topped the session his quickest time on his first run was way off ...

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“It was a race like old times – going hard, from the heart. I had to be smart over when to press the rhythm, and when to hold back. It was a fantastic race. I am happy for all of us. Not just for me, but for the team and staff. It was a dream. God knows, and when he wants something, then nothing can stop it.”<br>The quote above was given to Brazilian television, delivered in Senna’s native ...

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At a soaking wet Donington Park, and well aware that the conditions negated any deficit his McLaren had against the dominant Williams cars, Senna delivered an epic charge after briefly running in fifth away from the line, having been crowded out on the entry to the first corner.<br>He accelerated past Michael Schumacher on the exit of Redgate for fourth, then swooped around Karl Wendlinger's ...

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The 1992 season was a Williams walkover, and Brazil would play host to the third 1-2 thus far for the Renault-powered team. Nigel Mansell overcame a fast-starting Riccardo Patrese for victory, so the real race was for third, which Senna was determined to take…<br><br>Riccardo Patrese, Williams FW14B Renault leads at the start<br>Photo by: Sutton Images<br><br>His new McLaren-Honda, for the ...

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1988 Britain<br><br>Ayrton Senna, McLaren MP4/4<br>Photo by: Sutton Images<br><br>Senna displayed his usual wet-weather masterclass at Silverstone in 1988 - and that race would prove crucial for his championship challenge, kick-starting a mid-season run of four consecutive victories.<br>Unusually for the 1988 season, the Ferraris of Gerhard Berger and Michele Alboreto locked out the front row, but ...

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(Click on the arrows on the images above to scroll through them)<br>Of the bunch, Senna qualified highest – the future three-time world champion taking 17th on the grid, albeit over 5s off the pole time, but ahead of Toleman-Hart teammate Johnny Cecotto. <br>Brundle, whom Senna had beaten to the 1983 British Formula 3 title, would line up two places behind in 19th in his normally aspirated ...

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The new collection – available by clicking here – will breathe new life into these already highly-detailed illustrations, marrying his illustrative work of the past with the modern techniques he employs today.<br>The Piola story<br>Speaking freely about his craft, Piola characterizes his time in the paddock as having three distinct chapters – the first of which comprises a time when he would ...

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Verstappen ended Honda's podium and win droughts in 2019, the first year of its new partnership with Red Bull, and praised the manufacturer regularly throughout the season.<br>He also pointed to the Honda badge on his race suit when he stepped onto the podium at the Austrian Grand Prix, the scene of Honda's first F1 win in 13 years.<br>Verstappen's three victories in 2019 have already moved him ...

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Hamilton, who was crowned a six-time world champion last time out in Austin, has made a habit in recent years of adapting his helmet design to reflect Senna’s famous yellow colours. His new design also incorporates six stars for each of his titles.<br>“It is kind of a salute to him, but also there are no Brazilian drivers here and I know how much Brazil misses Ayrton,” said Hamilton. “So ...

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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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In front of a crowd of thousands at the Sao Paulo Fan Festival, run ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, Senna’s 1984 Toleman TG184 and 1985 Lotus 97T were driven by the star names.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>The mystery of Senna's #11 photo solved<br>Gallery: All of Ayrton Senna's F1 race wins<br><br><br>Emerson Fittipaldi told Motorsport.com: “For me, it is an honour ...

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You’ll likely have your own favourite out of Prost and Senna, and that will probably sway your view of what transpired that day at Suzuka.<br>The simple fact of what happened is that Prost was literally not going to let Senna past, and what he did at the chicane was as ruthless a move as Senna himself – or Michael Schumacher in later years – would have made in the same situation.<br>The ...

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