FACTFILE: Ayrton Senna

2014-04-30 10:23
Ayrton Senna
Sao Paulo - Factfile on Ayrton Senna who was killed at the San Marino Grand Prix 20 years ago:

World Championships: 3 (1988, 1990 and 1991)

Grand Prix Entries: 162

Grand Prix Wins: 41

Pole Positions: 65

1960: Born Ayrton Senna da Silva on March 21 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

1984: Makes Formula One debut in Brazil in a Toleman, but retires after eight laps.

Takes first podium in Monaco and with further podiums in Britain and Portugal, Senna ends season in 9th place.

1985: In Portugal, Senna takes his maiden pole position and race victory. Finishes fourth in championship.

1986: Two wins and fourth in championship.

1987: Victories in Monaco and Detroit, Senna finishes third in title race.

1988: Joins McLaren as team-mate to Alain Prost. They win 15 of 16 races and Senna clinches his first world title.

1989: Senna's relationship with Prost boils over when they collide at the first corner of the penultimate race in Japan. Senna is disqualified and Prost claims third title.

1990: Prost is now at Ferrari but the pair collide again in Japan as Senna claims the title in his McLaren.

1991: Senna wins third title.

1992: Finishes fourth with three wins in a year when Nigel Mansell dominates for Williams.

1993: Prost, now at Williams, takes world title by 26 points from Senna.

1994: Senna joins Williams. At San Marino Grand Prix, he crashes into a wall at the Tamburello Curve and sustains fatal head injuries. He was 34.


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