Ayrton Senna’s ten defining moments
20 years since the Brazilian F1 legend’s death, Top Gear pays tribute
Posted: 06 May 2014
162 Grand Prix entries, 41 wins, 65 pole positions, 80 podiums and three world championships. Staggering statistics for any F1 driver, but these extraordinary numbers aren't even half the Ayrton Senna story.
Twenty years today, the Brazilian legend tragically passed away following an accident at the San Marino Grand Prix, his legacy cut cruelly short. Perhaps the most charismatic, complicated, absurdly talented driver ever to grace Formula One, Senna died far too young.
But what memories. Dazzling pole-to-chequered-flag victories; storming drives in catastrophic weather conditions; that duel with Alain Prost and the rivalry that shaped both men's lives. Senna's racing career was the ultimate Hollywood story (and indeed, has been turned into one of the best documentaries of all time).
Unfortunately, because of licensing reasons, we can't show you Jeremy's film from series 15 once again. So here, to commemorate his legacy 20 years on from that tragic day at Imola, Jason Barlow has picked out the ten defining moments of an incredible life. Here's to Ayrton Senna.