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Ayrton Senna Biography, Wiki, Height, Personal Life, Cause of Death, Racing Career

Ayrton Senna Biography: Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian racing driver who won the World Drivers’ Championship in Formula One in 1988, 1990, and 1991. Senna is one of three Brazilian F1 drivers who won the World Championship. He has won 41 Grands Prix and 65 pole positions, the latter being a record until 2006.

Ayrton Senna Biography

Ayrton Senna Biography: Ayrton Senna da Silva was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 21, 1960. He began driving karts at a young age. At age four, his first recorded race was a fun go-kart race. He won his race after winning a lot for the pole position. He won the South American Kart Championship at the age of 17. He moved to England in the early 1980s to develop his motor racing career.

Ayrton Senna Biography

Ayrton Senna Wiki

NameAyrton Senna
Date Of BirthSao Paulo, Brazil
Birth PlaceMarch 21, 1960
Height5ft 9inch
Weight76kg
Zodiac SignAries
ProfessionRacing Driver
Net Worth$285 million
Car CollectionN/A

Ayrton Senna’s Net Worth

Ayrton Senna was a Brazilian Formula One race car driver who died in 1994 with a net worth of $200 million.

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Ayrton Senna Biography

Ayrton Senna Career

He won the British Formula Ford 1600 title in 1981. Around this time, he adopted his mother’s maiden name, Senna, rather than his father’s more common surname, de Silva. In 1982 he advanced further by winning the European and British Formula Ford 2000 championships. In 1982, Senna won two European titles: the European and British Formula Ford 2000 championships.

Senna tested for the F1 teams Williams, McLaren, Brabham, and Toleman in 1983. In 1984, Peter Warr of Lotus, Ron Dennis of McLaren, and Bernie Ecclestone of Brabham suggested testing and presented Senna with long-term contracts that bound him to drive. During his test for Williams at the 3.149-kilometer (1.957-mile) Donington Park circuit, Senna completed 40 circuits and was faster than the other drivers, including the reigning World Champion for Williams, Keke Rosberg. For the 1984 season, neither Williams nor McLaren had an available seat. Both Williams boss Frank Williams and McLaren boss Ron Dennis reported that Senna insisted on running their cars before anyone else to have the best opportunity of a strong performance with a fresh car.

Due to the relationship he had developed with Honda during the 1987 season with Lotus and with Alain Prost’s support as McLaren’s number-one driver and double world champion, Senna joined the McLaren team in 1988. The scene was set for Senna and Prost’s fierce rivalry, ending in several dramatic race incidents over the next five years. Despite their rivalry, the experienced duo quickly realized they had to work together, particularly during testing, to stay ahead of their primary competition from Ferrari, Williams, Benetton, and Lotus.

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Ayrton Senna Cause of Death

He signed a contract with Williams in 1994. The season’s third race was scheduled in Imola, San Marino. The weekend was marred, however, by accidents and tragedy. Rubens Barrichello was severely injured in an accident during Friday’s opening practice when his Jordan car turned over and crashed into a fence. The next day, on Saturday, novice driver Roland Ratzenberger of Austria died when he crashed into a concrete wall. Senna had only recently met Ratzenberger, but the tragic loss affected him profoundly. Ayrton Senna visited the accident site, climbing over the medical fence to view the wreckage.

Senna spent his final morning meeting with fellow Formula One driver and discussing ways to enhance driver safety. On the seventh circuit, Senna also experienced a fatal accident. On the high-speed Tamburello corner, the car exited the track at approximately 205 miles per hour (330 kilometers per hour) and hit the concrete retaining wall at about 135 miles per hour (217 kilometers per hour). Despite being hurried to the hospital, he was declared dead upon arrival. His death shocked the sporting world.

Ayrton Senna Personal Life

Ayrton was dating model/actress Adriane Galisteu at the time of his death. Between 1981 and 1982, he married Lilian de Vasconcelos Souza for one year. They have known each other since they were children. He dated several celebrities and models, including Elle Macpherson, Marjorie Andrade, Carol Alt, and Brazilian star Xuxa.

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