On what would have been his 60th birthday, we look back on the career of the legendary Ayrton Senna, one of the greatest of all time to grace the Formula 1 track. 

Beginning with World Championships, his illustrious but tragically short career saw him win 3 World Championships in 1988, 1990, and 1991. 

The most notable of the three was his first World Championship win in 1988, his first season at McLaren, where the famous rivalry between Senna and team-mate Alain Prost was rife. 

The explosive intra-team battle between the two saw Senna set the record for the highest percentage of pole positions in both the 1988 and 1989 seasons at a total of 81.25%, a feat only overtaken by Nigel Mansell in 1992. 

Across his 10 years racing in the sport, Senna started 162 races, picked up 80 podiums and won a total of 41 races, leaving him 5th in the all-time winners list. 

Ayrton Senna is forever immortalised as one of the most naturally gifted drivers on the planet, an other-worldly superstar whose passion and charisma was like no other.

Whilst there is absolutely no doubt that Senna is one of the sports’ greats, is he truly the greatest of all time when measured against Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton

Had Senna lived on, would he have eclipsed many of the records to fall in the Schumacher era of dominance? 

Let us know in the comments below. And don’t forget to like and subscribe for more similar videos on Crash.net. 

 

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