Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian driver, Formula 1 world champion in 1988, 1990 and 1991.

Nicknamed “Magic”, he is considered to be one of the greatest, most talented and influential pilots of all time.

The figure of the Senna is one of the most representative and iconic of Formula 1 and of motoring in general.

He has been able to distinguish himself during his career above all for driving in the wet and for the speed in characteristic qualifying, the latter, which allowed him to hold the pole position record (65) from 1989 to 2006.

In addition, with 41 GPs won, he is in fifth place in the ranking of victories in the history of the competition. According to a Formula 1 study in collaboration with AWS, Senna is the fastest driver of all time.

Also skilled in street circuits, the Brazilian driver still holds the record for victories at the prestigious Monte Carlo circuit, six, including five in a row between 1989 and 1993.

His career in the top car category, which began in 1984 at the wheel of Toleman, was marked by dualism with the French Alain Prost, his companion at McLaren in the two-year period 1988-1989.

This rivalry is considered to be one of the most intense and heated in the history of Formula 1 and of sport in general.

Much appreciated by his colleagues, in a poll in which 217 Formula 1 drivers took part, Senna was voted the greatest driver of all time, dying of injuries sustained in an accident at the Tamburello corner of the Imola circuit during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

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