Senna da Silva was born in Sao Paulo in Brazil on 21. March 1960.
first drove go-cart when he was four and raced when he was thirteen. In 1977 and
1980 he was South American go-cart champion, in 1979 and 1980 world go-cart
vice-champion. He began to drive Formula Ford 1600 in 1981.
most important result of Sennas career in this period are:
|1981 champion of British Formula Ford - Towsend-Thoresen (T.T.) championship (in Van Diemen Minister RF 81)|
1982 British and European champion of Formula Ford 2000 (in Van Diemen Nieson RF 82)
|1983 champion of British Formula 3 (in Ralt Toyota Novamotor RT3 E)|
Formula 1 he debuted at Brazilian Grand Prix in 1984 in Toleman Hart. He won
three championships (in 1988, 1990 and 1991), he raced in 161 races, he achieved
19 best laps, 65 pole positions and 41 victories in his career.
|1984 Toleman hart: 9th, 13 points|
1985 Lotus Renault Turbo: 2 victories (Portugal, Belgium), 4th, 38 points
|1986 Lotus Renault Turbo: 2 victories (Spain, USA - Detroit), 4th, 55 points|
|1987 Lotus Honda Turbo: 2 victories (Monaco, USA - Detroit), 3rd, 57 points|
|1988 McLaren Honda Turbo : 8 victories (San Marino, Canada, USA - Detroit, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Japan), world champion, 90 (94) points|
|1989 McLaren Honda: 6 victories (San Marino, Monaco, Mexico, Germany, Belgium, Spain), 2nd, 60 points|
|1990 McLaren Honda: 6 victories (USA - Phoenix, Monaco, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Italy), world champion, 78 points|
|1991 McLaren Honda: 7 victories (USA - Phoenix, Brazil, San Marino, Monaco, Hungary, Belgium, Australia), world champion, 96 points|
|1992 McLaren Honda: 3 victories (Monaco, Hungary, Italy), 4th, 50 points|
|1993 McLaren Ford: 5 victories (Brazil, Europe, Monaco, Japan, Australia), 2nd, 73 points|
|1994 Williams Renault: Brazil (giving up), Pacific (giving up), San Marino 1.5.1994 death|