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.
The Brazilian legend tragically passed away following an accident at the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994, 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).
Here, we’ve picked out the ten defining moments of an incredible life. Here’s to Ayrton Senna.