Ayrton Senna

1960 - 1994

Ayrton Senna

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, and who is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He died in an accident leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix driving for Williams Racing.Senna began his motorsport career in karting, moved up to open-wheel racing in 1981, and won the 1983 British Formula Three Championship. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ayrton Senna has received more than 6,230,552 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular racing driver.

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Among racing drivers, Ayrton Senna ranks 3 out of 782Before him are Niki Lauda and Enzo Ferrari. After him are Juan Manuel Fangio, James Hunt, Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost, Jackie Stewart, Giuseppe Farina, Emerson Fittipaldi, Alberto Ascari, and Jack Brabham.

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Among people born in 1960, Ayrton Senna ranks 2Before him is Diego Maradona. After him are Naruhito, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Antonio Banderas, Tim Cook, Jo Nesbø, Julianne Moore, Philippe of Belgium, Sean Penn, Yulia Tymoshenko, and Colin Firth. Among people deceased in 1994, Ayrton Senna ranks 11Before him are Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Linus Pauling, Erich Honecker, Elias Canetti, Erik Erikson, and Eugène Ionesco. After him are Andrei Chikatilo, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Burt Lancaster, Kurt Cobain, Melina Mercouri, and Giulietta Masina.

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Among people born in Brazil, Ayrton Senna ranks 5 out of 1,296Before him are Pelé (1940), Paulo Coelho (1947), Garrincha (1933), and Oscar Niemeyer (1907). After him are João Gilberto (1931), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Michel Temer (1940), Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), Didi (1928), and Pedro II of Brazil (1825).


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

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