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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 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

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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That much was proved last week when, in the wake of an announcement about a fan festival to celebrate the Brazilian in his home town of Sao Paulo, intrigue surrounded art work from the event.<br>The fan festival, which will be held the week before the Brazilian GP, will see Senna's 1984 Toleman TG184 and his 1985 Lotus 97T driven through the streets.<br>The poster for the Senna Tribute event ...

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Senna's countrymen Emerson Fittipaldi and Felipe Massa will both drive examples of his old F1 cars on the streets of the city.<br>Although details of who handles what have yet to be confirmed, Senna's 1984 Toleman TG184 and 1985 Lotus 97T will be among the cars present. Motorsport.com understands that Pietro Fittipaldi has been invited to drive the latter.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Horner recalls ...

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Horner confessed his past as a trespasser when team bosses were asked to recall their first memories of the British Grand Prix venue.<br>At the time Senna was leading the world championship, and he would go on to secure his third title. Horner was a 17-year-old karter who would move into car racing the following year.<br>“One of my earliest memories coming here was back in [1991], shortly after ...

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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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