EFG Gallery of the Month - Ayrton Senna
It seems barely credible that 20 years have passed since Ayrton Senna died in an accident at the San Marino Grand Prix. The Brazilian was the most charismatic and naturally gifted driver of his generation, becoming World Champion three times and taking 41 Formula One victories – as well as 65 pole positions.
Most of his wins came during his time with McLaren. He drove for the British team between 1988 and 1993, and for the first two years had Alain Prost as his teammate. It was one of the strongest pairings of all time – McLaren almost claimed a clean sweep of victories through the ’88 season – but soon descended into a bitter feud.
Senna’s career encompassed the turbo era, the move to atmospheric engines, and the beginnings of the electronic driver aids that he so detested. His artistry enabled him to adapt to whatever he was given to drive, and take his place among the all-time greats.