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Full Name:  Ayrton Senna da Silva
Born: 21 March 1960 in São Paulo, Brazil Died: 1 May 1994 in Bologna, Italy due to accident at the Italian Grand Prix

A race car driver and three-time Formula 1 champion (1988, 1990, and 1991).

Magazine covers include:
GTR Newsletter (May 2012 - Formula Ford Race Car Scale Model)
GTR Newsletter (December 2013 - McLaren-Honda Scale Model)

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Ayrton Senna page on 1 August 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships for McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991 and is regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He was killed in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix for Williams.

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 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 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.


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1991 BookAyrton Senna: The Hard Edge of Genius by Christopher Hilton; Corgi Books


Racing Record

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Race-by-Race Record

DateGrand PrixConstructorGridFinishPoints
25 March 1984BrazilianToleman-Hart16Retired0
7 April 1984South AfricanToleman-Hart1361
29 April 1984BelgianToleman-Hart1961
6 May 1984San MarinoToleman-HartDNQ0
20 May 1984FrenchToleman-Hart13Retired0
3 June 1984MonacoToleman-Hart1323
17 June 1984CanadianToleman-Hart970
24 June 1984USA EastToleman-Hart7Retired0
8 July 1984United StatesToleman-Hart6Retired0
22 July 1984BritishToleman-Hart734
5 August 1984GermanToleman-Hart9Retired0
19 August 1984AustrianToleman-Hart10Retired0
26 August 1984DutchToleman-Hart13Retired0
7 October 1984EuropeanToleman-Hart12Retired0
21 October 1984PortugueseToleman-Hart334
7 April 1985BrazilianLotus-Renault4Retired0
21 April 1985PortugueseLotus-Renault1WIN9
5 May 1985San MarinoLotus-Renault170
19 May 1985MonacoLotus-Renault1Retired0
16 June 1985CanadianLotus-Renault2160
23 June 1985United StatesLotus-Renault1Retired0
7 July 1985FrenchLotus-Renault2Retired0
21 July 1985BritishLotus-Renault4100
4 August 1985GermanLotus-Renault5Retired0
18 August 1985AustrianLotus-Renault1426
25 August 1985DutchLotus-Renault434
8 September 1985ItalianLotus-Renault134
15 September 1985BelgianLotus-Renault2WIN9
6 October 1985EuropeanLotus-Renault126
19 October 1985South AfricanLotus-Renault4Retired0
3 November 1985AustralianLotus-Renault1Retired0
23 March 1986BrazilianLotus-Renault126
13 April 1986SpanishLotus-Renault1WIN9
27 April 1986San MarinoLotus-Renault1Retired0
11 May 1986MonacoLotus-Renault334
25 May 1986BelgianLotus-Renault426
15 June 1986CanadianLotus-Renault252
22 June 1986United StatesLotus-Renault1WIN9
6 July 1986FrenchLotus-Renault1Retired0
13 July 1986BritishLotus-Renault3Retired0
27 July 1986GermanLotus-Renault326
10 August 1986HungarianLotus-Renault126
17 August 1986AustrianLotus-Renault8Retired0
7 September 1986ItalianLotus-Renault5Retired0
21 September 1986PortugueseLotus-Renault143
12 October 1986MexicanLotus-Renault134
26 October 1986AustralianLotus-Renault3Retired0
12 April 1987BrazilianLotus-Honda3Retired0
3 May 1987San MarinoLotus-Honda126
17 May 1987BelgianLotus-Honda3Retired0
31 May 1987MonacoLotus-Honda2WIN9
21 June 1987United StatesLotus-Honda2WIN9
5 July 1987FrenchLotus-Honda343
12 July 1987BritishLotus-Honda334
26 July 1987GermanLotus-Honda234
9 August 1987HungarianLotus-Honda626
16 August 1987AustrianLotus-Honda752
6 September 1987ItalianLotus-Honda426
20 September 1987PortugueseLotus-Honda570
27 September 1987SpanishLotus-Honda552
18 October 1987MexicanLotus-Honda7Retired0
1 November 1987JapaneseLotus-Honda726
15 November 1987AustralianLotus-Honda4Disqualified0
3 April 1988BrazilianMcLaren-Honda1Disqualified0
1 May 1988San MarinoMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
15 May 1988MonacoMcLaren-Honda1Retired0
29 May 1988MexicanMcLaren-Honda126
12 June 1988CanadianMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
19 June 1988United StatesMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
3 July 1988FrenchMcLaren-Honda226
10 July 1988BritishMcLaren-Honda3WIN9
24 July 1988GermanMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
7 August 1988HungarianMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
28 August 1988BelgianMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
11 September 1988ItalianMcLaren-Honda1100
25 September 1988PortugueseMcLaren-Honda261
2 October 1988SpanishMcLaren-Honda143
30 October 1988JapaneseMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
13 November 1988AustralianMcLaren-Honda126
26 March 1989BrazilianMcLaren-Honda1110
23 April 1989San MarinoMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
7 May 1989MonacoMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
28 May 1989MexicanMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
4 June 1989United StatesMcLaren-Honda1Retired0
18 June 1989CanadianMcLaren-Honda270
9 July 1989FrenchMcLaren-Honda2Retired0
16 July 1989BritishMcLaren-Honda1Retired0
30 July 1989GermanMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
13 August 1989HungarianMcLaren-Honda226
27 August 1989BelgianMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
10 September 1989ItalianMcLaren-Honda1Retired0
24 September 1989PortugueseMcLaren-Honda1Retired0
1 October 1989SpanishMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
22 October 1989JapaneseMcLaren-Honda1Disqualified0
5 November 1989AustralianMcLaren-Honda1Retired0
11 March 1990United StatesMcLaren-Honda5WIN9
25 March 1990BrazilianMcLaren-Honda134
13 May 1990San MarinoMcLaren-Honda1Retired0
27 May 1990MonacoMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
10 June 1990CanadianMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
24 June 1990MexicanMcLaren-Honda3200
8 July 1990FrenchMcLaren-Honda334
15 July 1990BritishMcLaren-Honda234
29 July 1990GermanMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
12 August 1990HungarianMcLaren-Honda426
26 August 1990BelgianMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
9 September 1990ItalianMcLaren-Honda1WIN9
23 September 1990PortugueseMcLaren-Honda326
30 September 1990SpanishMcLaren-Honda1Retired0
21 October 1990JapaneseMcLaren-Honda1Retired0
4 November 1990AustralianMcLaren-Honda1Retired0
10 March 1991United StatesMcLaren-Honda1WIN10
24 March 1991BrazilianMcLaren-Honda1WIN10
28 April 1991San MarinoMcLaren-Honda1WIN10
12 May 1991MonacoMcLaren-Honda1WIN10
2 June 1991CanadianMcLaren-Honda3Retired0
16 June 1991MexicanMcLaren-Honda334
7 July 1991FrenchMcLaren-Honda334
14 July 1991BritishMcLaren-Honda243
28 July 1991GermanMcLaren-Honda270
11 August 1991HungarianMcLaren-Honda1WIN10
25 August 1991BelgianMcLaren-Honda1WIN10
8 September 1991ItalianMcLaren-Honda126
22 September 1991PortugueseMcLaren-Honda326
29 September 1991SpanishMcLaren-Honda352
20 October 1991JapaneseMcLaren-Honda226
3 November 1991AustralianMcLaren-Honda1WIN5
1 March 1992South AfricanMcLaren-Honda234
22 March 1992MexicanMcLaren-Honda6Retired0
5 April 1992BrazilianMcLaren-Honda3Retired0
3 May 1992SpanishMcLaren-Honda390
17 May 1992San MarinoMcLaren-Honda334
31 May 1992MonacoMcLaren-Honda3WIN10
14 June 1992CanadianMcLaren-Honda1Retired0
5 July 1992FrenchMcLaren-Honda3Retired0
12 July 1992BritishMcLaren-Honda3Retired0
26 July 1992GermanMcLaren-Honda326
16 August 1992HungarianMcLaren-Honda3WIN0
30 August 1992BelgianMcLaren-Honda252
13 September 1992ItalianMcLaren-Honda2WIN0
27 September 1992PortugueseMcLaren-Honda334
25 October 1992JapaneseMcLaren-Honda3Retired0
8 November 1992AustralianMcLaren-Honda2Retired0
14 March 1993South AfricanMcLaren-Ford226
28 March 1993BrazilianMcLaren-Ford3WIN10
11 April 1993EuropeanMcLaren-Ford4WIN10
25 April 1993San MarinoMcLaren-Ford4Retired0
9 May 1993SpanishMcLaren-Ford326
23 May 1993MonacoMcLaren-Ford3WIN10
13 June 1993CanadianMcLaren-Ford6180
4 July 1993FrenchMcLaren-Ford543
11 July 1993BritishMcLaren-Ford452
25 July 1993GermanMcLaren-Ford443
15 August 1993HungarianMcLaren-Ford4Retired0
29 August 1993BelgianMcLaren-Ford543
12 September 1993ItalianMcLaren-Ford4Retired0
26 September 1993PortugueseMcLaren-Ford4Retired0
24 October 1993JapaneseMcLaren-Ford2WIN10
7 November 1993AustralianMcLaren-Ford1WIN10
27 March 1994BrazilianWilliams-Renault1Retired0
17 April 1994PacificWilliams-Renault1Retired0
1 May 1994San MarinoWilliams-Renault1Retired0


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
21 March 2005Ayrton Senna wäre 45 geworden Wikinews
3 February 2013Mansell v Senna GIF. Yes, it's THAT overtake Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey




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