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.
- 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