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Flag of Brazil Ayrton Senna

nationality Brazilian born March 21, 1960 hometown São Paulo died May 1, 1994 place of death Bologna, Italy

Career summary

Helmet of Ayrton Senna
Races entered229
Wins90
Podiums139
Pole positions97
Fastest laps66
Race win percentage39.3%
Podium percentage60.7%

Racing highlights

19932ndFormula 1
19911stFormula 1
19901stFormula 1
19892ndFormula 1
19881stFormula 1
19873rdFormula 1
19831stFormula 3 Britain
19831stFormula 3 Macau GP
19821stFormula Ford 2000 Great Britain
19821stFormula Ford 2000 Europe
19821stFormula Ford 2000 Great Britain - Celebrity Race
19811stFormula Ford 1600 Britain RAC
19811stFormula Ford 1600 MCD/BRSCC

Karting highlights

19802ndWorld Championship 100cc
19792ndWorld Championship 100cc
19771stSouth American championship

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Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

19943 races0 wins0 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
199316 races5 wins7 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
199216 races3 wins7 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
199116 races7 wins12 podiums8 pole position2 fastest race laps
199016 races6 wins11 podiums10 pole position2 fastest race laps
198916 races6 wins7 podiums13 pole position3 fastest race laps
198816 races8 wins11 podiums13 pole position3 fastest race laps
198716 races2 wins8 podiums1 pole positions3 fastest race laps
198616 races2 wins8 podiums8 pole position0 fastest race laps
198516 races2 wins6 podiums7 pole position3 fastest race laps
198415 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
198320 races14 wins16 podiums15 pole position12 fastest race laps
198227 races23 wins25 podiums14 pole position25 fastest race laps
198120 races12 wins18 podiums3 pole position10 fastest race laps
1980Karting. Detailed race statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1979Karting. Detailed race statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1978Karting. Detailed race statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1977Karting. Detailed race statistics not covered by Driver Database.

Career details – the racing career of Ayrton Senna

1994Formula 1
3 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 3 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Rothmans Williams Renault
Car: Williams FW16 (Renault)
19932ndFormula 1
16 races. 5 wins. 7 podiums. 1 pole position. 1 fastest race laps.
Marlboro McLaren
Car: McLaren MP4-8 (Ford)
19924thFormula 1
16 races. 3 wins. 7 podiums. 1 pole position. 1 fastest race laps.
Honda Marlboro McLaren
Cars: McLaren MP4-7A (Honda), McLaren MP4-6B (Honda)
19911stFormula 1
16 races. 7 wins. 12 podiums. 8 pole positions. 2 fastest race laps.
Honda Marlboro McLaren
Car: McLaren MP4-6 (Honda)
19901stFormula 1
16 races. 6 wins. 11 podiums. 10 pole positions. 2 fastest race laps.
Honda Marlboro McLaren
Car: McLaren MP4-5B (Honda)
19892ndFormula 1
16 races. 6 wins. 7 podiums. 13 pole positions. 3 fastest race laps.
Honda Marlboro McLaren
Car: McLaren MP4-5 (Honda)
19881stFormula 1
16 races. 8 wins. 11 podiums. 13 pole positions. 3 fastest race laps.
Honda Marlboro McLaren
Car: McLaren MP4-4 (Honda)
19873rdFormula 1
16 races. 2 wins. 8 podiums. 1 pole position. 3 fastest race laps.
Camel Team Lotus Honda
Car: Lotus 99T (Honda)
19864thFormula 1
16 races. 2 wins. 8 podiums. 8 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
John Player Special Team Lotus
Car: Lotus 98T (Renault)
19854thFormula 1
16 races. 2 wins. 6 podiums. 7 pole positions. 3 fastest race laps.
John Player Special Team Lotus
Car: Lotus 97T (Renault)
19849thFormula 1
14 races. 0 wins. 3 podiums. 0 pole positions. 1 fastest race laps.
Toleman Group Motorsport
Cars: Toleman TG184 (Hart), Toleman TG183B (Hart)
82ndFIA World Endurance Championship
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Joest Racing
Car: Porsche 956
1983Formula 1 - Test driver
Toleman, Williams
1stFormula 3 Macau GP
Started from pole position.
West Surrey Racing
Car: Ralt RT3 (Toyota)
1stMarlboro British Formula 3 Championship
18 races. 13 wins. 15 podiums. 14 pole positions. 12 fastest race laps.
West Surrey Racing
Car: Ralt RT3 (Toyota)
Formula 3 Europe
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
West Surrey Racing
Car: Ralt RT3 (Toyota)
19821stPace British FF2000 Championship
17 races. 15 wins. 17 podiums. 7 pole positions. 16 fastest race laps.
Car: Van Diemen RF82
1stFormula Ford 2000 Europe
8 races. 6 wins. 6 podiums. 6 pole positions. 7 fastest race laps.
Car: Van Diemen RF82 (Ford)
1stFormula Ford 2000 Great Britain - Celebrity Race
Fastest lap of the race.
Car: Van Diemen RF82
Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship
1 race. 1 win. 1 podiums. 1 pole position. 1 fastest race laps.
West Surrey Racing
Car: Ralt RT3/82 (Toyota)
19811stFormula Ford 1600 Townsend-Thoresen
13 races. 8 wins. 13 podiums. 3 pole positions. 5 fastest race laps.
Car: Van Diemen RF81 (Ford)
1stFormula Ford 1600 Britain RAC
6 races. 4 wins. 5 podiums. 0 pole positions. 5 fastest race laps.
Car: Van Diemen RF81 (Ford)
Formula Ford 1600 Britain P&O Ferries
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Car: Van Diemen RF80 (Ford)

Karting details – the karting career of Ayrton Senna

198214thWorld Championship Formula K
DAP
19814thWorld Championship Formula K
DAP
Kart: DAP (DAP)
19802ndWorld Championship 100cc
DAP
Kart: DAP (DAP)
19792ndWorld Championship 100cc
DAP
Kart: DAP (DAP)
19786thWorld Championship 100cc
DAP
Kart: DAP (DAP)
19771stSouth American championship
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