Ayrton Senna

1960 - 1994

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Ayrton Senna da Silva (Brazilian Portuguese: [aˈiʁtõ ˈsẽnɐ dɐ ˈsiwvɐ] ; 21 March 1960 – 1 May 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver who won the Formula One World Drivers' Championship in 1988, 1990, and 1991. One of three Formula One drivers from Brazil to become World Champion, Senna won 41 Grands Prix and set 65 pole positions, with the latter being the record until 2006. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ayrton Senna has received more than 14,029,623 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Ayrton Senna is the 4th most popular racing driver, the 9th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Brazilian Racing Driver.

Ayrton Senna is most famous for being a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships. He was killed in a crash at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

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Among racing drivers, Ayrton Senna ranks 4 out of 1,080Before him are Enzo Ferrari, Niki Lauda, and Michael Schumacher. After him are Juan Manuel Fangio, James Hunt, Alain Prost, Ken Miles, Alberto Ascari, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, and Nelson Piquet.

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Among people born in 1960, Ayrton Senna ranks 3Before him are Diego Maradona, and Naruhito. After him are Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tim Cook, Jeffrey Dahmer, Philippe of Belgium, Antonio Banderas, Yulia Tymoshenko, Jo Nesbø, Isaac Herzog, and Joachim Löw. Among people deceased in 1994, Ayrton Senna ranks 10Before him are Charles Bukowski, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Erich Honecker, Eugène Ionesco, Elias Canetti, and Erik Erikson. After him are Linus Pauling, Giulietta Masina, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Burt Lancaster, and Andrei Chikatilo.

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Among people born in Brazil, Ayrton Senna ranks 9 out of 2,236Before him are Paulo Coelho (1947), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Mário Zagallo (1931), Ronaldo (1976), Oscar Niemeyer (1907), and Zico (1953). After him are Dilma Rousseff (1947), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Jairzinho (1944), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Rivellino (1946), and Carlos Alberto Torres (1944).


Among racing drivers born in Brazil, Ayrton Senna ranks 1After him are Emerson Fittipaldi (1946), Nelson Piquet (1952), Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior (1943), Carlos Pace (1944), Rubens Barrichello (1972), Felipe Massa (1981), Roberto Moreno (1959), Chico Landi (1907), Alex Ribeiro (1948), Bruno Senna (1983), and Christian Fittipaldi (1971).