Ayrton Senna da Silva needs no introduction. One would describe the 3 times World Champion as extremely committed, dedicated and taken by a willingness to go right to the very edge, very detailed in technical feedback, incredible speed and sometimes ruthless, a recklessness that would either impress or infuriate, depending on the point of view. Definitely he was one of the very best of all times. But aside what he was capable of in the cockpit of a race car, he was, on the other hand, a sensible and frequently misunderstood, highly emotional and compassionate man. He was also accomplished businessman and worked for many charity causes. He perished in the San Marino GP of 1994. His death, seen and mourned by millions all over the world, changed (and still does) the safety aspect in F1 completely. Seventeen years after his death to the day today, he is still worshipped in his native Brazil as one of the greatest sports stars and as a remarkable personality.
Born: 21st of March 1960 in São Paulo, Brazil;
Died: 1st of May 1994 at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy
P.S. In case you missed it. P1mag published a tribute to Ayrton Senna last year, when he would have commemorated his 50th birthday? It’s in German as the English version of P1Mag didn’t exist back then, but I guess you might still enjoy it. You can download it for free clicking HERE.