Ayrton Senna was one of the most talented drivers to ever grace Formula 1. His mastery on track was unparalleled and bordered on the downright otherworldly.
His life was tragically cut short at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at the age of just 34, yet he still amassed an extraordinary 41 wins, 65 pole positions, 80 podiums and three world championships. But beyond the numbers, it’s the way in which he profoundly touched the lives of so many that makes his legacy is so enduring.
Although the Brazilian raced for four different teams during his 10-year Formula 1 career, many of his most unforgettable moments came during his six-year spell at McLaren.
So as we celebrate what would be his 60th birthday on 21 March 2020, we take a look back at the 10 moments that defined Ayrton’s magical time at McLaren – moments that tell the story of a man whose brilliance was spellbinding, and whose immense compassion and kindness belied his ruthlessness in the heat of battle.
These are the moments that tell the story of the sport’s brightest star.