Ayrton Senna

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna Full Name: Ayrton Senna


Profession: Formula 1 Driver
Why Famous: Widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time, Senna won three Formula One world championships for McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991, as well as a slew of other victories in various races.

His death during a race in 1994 led to widespread global mourning and was considered by many Brazilians to be a national tragedy. Almost three million people gathered in São Paulo during his funeral, the largest gathering of mourners in modern times.

Born: March 21, 1960
Birthplace: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries

Died: May 1, 1994 (aged 34)
Cause of Death: Car crash

Historical Events in the Life of Ayrton Senna

  • 1988-11-13 39th Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by three points
  • 1990-11-04 41st Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by seven points
  • 1991-11-03 Ayrton Senna wins shortest Formula One race ever run (17 laps)
  • 1991-11-03 42nd Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna becomes the youngest three-time world championship winner by 24 points

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