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, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, and by some as the greatest ever. 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 6,877,001 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Ayrton Senna is the 4th most popular racing driver (down from 3rd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Brazil and the most popular Brazilian Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Ayrton Senna ranks 4 out of 888. Before him are Niki Lauda, Enzo Ferrari, and Juan Manuel Fangio. After him are Michael Schumacher, James Hunt, Alain Prost, Giuseppe Farina, Ken Miles, Alberto Ascari, Carroll Shelby, and Emerson Fittipaldi.

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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, Tim Cook, Jo Nesbø, Antonio Banderas, Philippe of Belgium, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth. Among people deceased in 1994, Ayrton Senna ranks 11Before him are Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Erik Erikson, Eugène Ionesco, Erich Honecker, Elias Canetti, and Linus Pauling. After him are Andrei Chikatilo, Burt Lancaster, Kurt Cobain, Giulietta Masina, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Mas Oyama.

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Among people born in Brazil, Ayrton Senna ranks 5 out of 1,947. Before him are Pelé (1940), Garrincha (1933), Paulo Coelho (1947), and Oscar Niemeyer (1907). After him are Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Zico (1953), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Michel Temer (1940), 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), Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior (1943), Carlos Pace (1944), Felipe Massa (1981), Roberto Moreno (1959), Luiz Bueno (1937), Chico Landi (1907), Bruno Senna (1983), and Alex Ribeiro (1948).

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