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Ayrton Senna

1960 - 1994

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Ayrton Senna da Silva (Brazilian Portuguese: [aˈiʁtõ ˈsẽnɐ dɐ ˈsiwvɐ] (listen); 21 March 1960 – 1 May 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver who won the Formula One World Drivers' Championship in 1988, 1990, and 1991. Senna is one of three Formula One drivers from Brazil to win the World Championship and won 41 Grands Prix and 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 11,611,856 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Ayrton Senna is the 4th most popular racing driver, the 5th most popular biography from Brazil 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 888Before him are Niki Lauda, Enzo Ferrari, and Michael Schumacher. After him are Juan Manuel Fangio, James Hunt, Ken Miles, Alain Prost, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, Carroll Shelby, and Alberto Ascari.

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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, Yulia Tymoshenko, Antonio Banderas, Jo Nesbø, Joachim Löw, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, and Philippe of Belgium. Among people deceased in 1994, Ayrton Senna ranks 11Before him are Charles Bukowski, Erik Erikson, Erich Honecker, Elias Canetti, Eugène Ionesco, and Linus Pauling. After him are Burt Lancaster, Andrei Chikatilo, Giulietta Masina, Kurt Cobain, Léon Degrelle, and Melina Mercouri.

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Among people born in Brazil, Ayrton Senna ranks 5 out of 2,067Before him are Pelé (1940), Paulo Coelho (1947), Garrincha (1933), and Oscar Niemeyer (1907). After him are Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Zico (1953), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Rivellino (1946), and Mário Zagallo (1931).


Among racing drivers born in Brazil, Ayrton Senna ranks 1After him are Emerson Fittipaldi (1946), Nelson Piquet (1952), Rubens Barrichello (1972), Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior (1943), Carlos Pace (1944), Felipe Massa (1981), Roberto Moreno (1959), Bruno Senna (1983), Chico Landi (1907), Luiz Bueno (1937), and Alex Ribeiro (1948).