58 years old (Born on March 21, 1960)
Brazilian racing driver and triple Formula One world champion; He is famous from three-times Formula One world champion (1988, 1990, 1991).Although in Formula One Grand Prix wins he was behind his chief rival Alain Prost, at the time of his death he had achieved 65 Pole Positions, one short of twice as many as Prost and the other second place holder, Jim Clark, who had 33 each. Michael Schumacher took 12 years to beat Senna`s record, recording his 66th pole position, ironically, at the San Marino Grand Prix in 2006. Younger brother of Viviane Senna and older brother of Leonardo Senna. Son of Neyde Senna and Milton Theodoro Silva. Many experts were convinced that the cause must have been mechanical failure: Senna could not have lost control of his vehicle for any other reason. An inquiry concluded that the accident was caused by a snapped steering column. As a result, manslaughter charges were brought against six members of Senna`s Williams racing team. However, all of them were eventually acquitted, and in 1997 the prosecutor`s appeal was rejected. Raced for Toleman (1984), Lotus (1985-1987), McLaren (1988-1993) and Williams (1994).
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Teammates in Formula One were: Johnny Cecotto, Stefan Johansson, Elio De Angelis, Johnny Dumfries, Satoru Nakajima, Alain Prost, Gerhard Berger, Michael Andretti, Mika Hu00e4kkinen and Damon Hill.
First win race in Formula One: Portugal (1985)
Formula 1 Champion in 1988, 1990 and 1991.
Died in a Bologna hospital from severe head injuries resulting from a crash on Imola`s famous Tamburello bend.
F1 Racing Magazine voted him the greatest Formula 1 driver of all time in 2004.
Had his look-alike puppet in the French show "Les guignols de l`info" (1988).
He always had a Brazilian flag hidden in his car in the case he won the race. At the time of his death he had an Austrian flag in his car to commemorate a fellow race car driver Roland Ratzenberger of Austria, who was killed on the same track the day before in a car crash as well.
Held the record of most pole positions in Formula One with 65 of them. Since his first in pole position in June 1985 until his tragic death on the 1st of May in 1994, he had earned altogether 65 pole positions. Eventually he was overtaken - more than a decade later - by Michael Schumacher in April 2006, but his record for pole positions remained to be the hardest one to overtake during the time of modern tracks.
He was one of the most important pilots of Fu00f3rmula 1 of all the times.
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