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Helmet of Ayrton Senna

Flag of Brazil Ayrton Senna

full name Ayrton Senna da Silva nationality Brazilian hometown São Paulo place of death Bologna, Italy

Racing highlights

19932ndFormula 1
19911stFormula 1
19901stFormula 1
19892ndFormula 1
19881stFormula 1
19873rdFormula 1
19831stMarlboro British Formula 3 Championship
19831stFormula 3 Macau GP
19821stPace British FF2000 Championship
19821stFormula Ford 2000 Europe
19821stFormula Ford 2000 Great Britain - Celebrity Race
19811stFormula Ford 1600 Britain RAC
19811stFormula Ford 1600 Townsend-Thoresen

Racing career summary

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

Karting highlights

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

Driver relations

Uncle of Bruno Senna.

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Ayrton Senna.

Ayrton Senna vs. Michael Haflidason | Ayrton Senna vs. Jules Bianchi | Ayrton Senna vs. Igor Fraga | Ayrton Senna vs. Vitantonio Liuzzi

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.

1994Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1993Racing16 races5 wins7 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1992Racing16 races3 wins7 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1991Racing16 races7 wins12 podiums8 pole position2 fastest race laps
1990Racing16 races6 wins11 podiums10 pole position2 fastest race laps
1989Racing16 races6 wins7 podiums13 pole position3 fastest race laps
1988Racing16 races8 wins11 podiums13 pole position3 fastest race laps
1987Racing16 races2 wins8 podiums1 pole positions3 fastest race laps
1986Racing16 races2 wins8 podiums8 pole position0 fastest race laps
1985Racing16 races2 wins6 podiums7 pole position3 fastest race laps
1984Racing15 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1983Racing20 races14 wins16 podiums15 pole position12 fastest race laps
1982Racing27 races23 wins25 podiums14 pole position25 fastest race laps
1981Racing20 races12 wins18 podiums3 pole position10 fastest race laps
1980KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1979KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1978KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1977KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.

Career details – the racing career of Ayrton Senna

1994 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Rothmans Williams Renault
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30030
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Williams FW16 (Renault)

1993 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
2nd73Marlboro McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
165711
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-8 (Ford)

1992 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
4th50Honda Marlboro McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
163711
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-7A (Honda)
McLaren MP4-6B (Honda)

1991 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
1st96Honda Marlboro McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1671282
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-6 (Honda)

1990 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
1st78Honda Marlboro McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
16611102
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-5B (Honda)

1989 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
2nd60Honda Marlboro McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1667133
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-5 (Honda)

1988 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
1st90Honda Marlboro McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
16811133
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-4 (Honda)

1987 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
3rd57Camel Team Lotus Honda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
162813
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 99T (Honda)

1986 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
4th55John Player Special Team Lotus
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
162880
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 98T (Renault)

1985 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
4th38John Player Special Team Lotus
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
162673
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 97T (Renault)

1984 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
9th13Toleman Group Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
140301
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toleman TG184 (Hart)
Toleman TG183B (Hart)

1984 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
82nd3Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 956

1983 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Toleman, Williams
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1983 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
1st0West Surrey Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT3 (Toyota)

1983 Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st132West Surrey Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1813151412
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT3 (Toyota)

1983 Formula 3 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
0West Surrey Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT3 (Toyota)

1982 Pace British FF2000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st378
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
171517716
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen RF82

1982 Formula Ford 2000 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
86667
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen RF82 (Ford)

1982 Formula Ford 2000 Great Britain - Celebrity Race

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen RF82

1982 Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0West Surrey Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT3/82 (Toyota)

1982 World Championship Formula K

PositionPointsTeam
14th0DAP

1981 Formula Ford 1600 Townsend-Thoresen

PositionPointsTeam
1st210
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1381335
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen RF81 (Ford)

1981 World Championship Formula K

PositionPointsTeam
4th0DAP
KartEngineTyres
DAP (DAP)

1981 Formula Ford 1600 Britain RAC

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
64505
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen RF81 (Ford)

1981 Formula Ford 1600 Britain P&O Ferries

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen RF80 (Ford)

1980 World Championship 100cc

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0DAP
KartEngineTyres
DAP (DAP)

1979 World Championship 100cc

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0DAP
KartEngineTyres
DAP (DAP)

1978 World Championship 100cc

PositionPointsTeam
6th0DAP
KartEngineTyres
DAP (DAP)

1977 South American championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
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