Ayrton Senna is vastly credited to have popularized Grand Prix amongst a wide audience.
This race car champion had 41 winning efforts to his credit and was force to reckon with during the decade beginning the 1984 Brazilian Grand Prix to the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix which was to be his last.
His driving skills, and determination, added to his charming persona and striking appearance.
His fame extended beyond his home country of Brazil. His courage, some would say recklessness on the racetrack would leave people Breathless.
The 1994 Grand Prix was to be his last. His car crashed while he was trying to beat rival Michael Schumacher, leading to fatal injuries for him.
DOB: 21.03.1960 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
DOP: 01.05.1994 in Imola, Italy
Spouse: Lilian de Vasconcelos Souza (m. 1981–1982)
Nephew: Bruno Senna