Who was Ayrton Senna? Ayrton Senna da Silva was born in São Paulo (Brazil) on March 21, 1960 and died on May 1, 1994 after a car crash at the San Marino Formula 1 Gran Prix. Senna was born into a wealthy family to Neide Senna, a Brazilian of Italian origin, Neapolitan to be more precise, and Milton da Silva entrepreneur and owner of several farms. He uses his mother surname since da Silva was widespread in Brazil.
Ayrton begins to take his first steps in the world of engines at the age of 12, when his father built his first kart and with this conquers the Junior Championship. When he was 17 years old conquers his first international title and then landed in Italy, in Milan, with the Dap team. With this team he was twice the protagonist in 1979 and 1980 World Championship almost reaching World Championship title. The following year he goes to England, where he starts racing in Formula 3 and then makes the leap in quality in Formula 1.
Soon Ayrton Senna becomes one of the strongest drivers of all time. In fact, in the following years he wins the world championship three times and arrives twice in second place, until that tragic afternoon, when he crashes with his single-seater at more than 300 km per hour at the curve Tamburello of the Imola circuit, caused the fatal break to the steering column. Ayrton Senna dies doing what he loved in his whole life, running.
Either at home and abroad there were several initiatives in memory of the great champion Ayrton Senna: the Brazilian government declared three days of national mourning; a statue was dedicated to him near the curve of Acque minerali in the Imola circuit; in 1994 the Italian company Ducati dedicates a motorcycle to him; many other quotes were named after the Brazilian champion.