|Born||in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Died||in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (auto racing accident)|
|Birth Name||Ayrton Senna da Silva|
Rei da Chuva
O Rei de Mônaco
|Height||5' 9" (1.75 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Ayrton Senna da Silva was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to a wealthy family. When he was four years old his father Milton bought him a go-kart, and by age eight Ayrton was regularly competing in karting events. His career progressed quickly, and in 1982 he moved to England to pursue his racing. In 1984 he came to the attention of the whole world by racing in Formula One. Over the next ten years he won the World Championship three times and engaged in some controversial racing with France's Alain Prost and England's Nigel Mansell. Ayrton Senna was killed on 1 May 1994 in a race at the San Marino Grand Prix when his car, which had been beset with problems the entire season, inexplicably left the track and crashed into the concrete barrier. His was the last death in Formula One due to the major safety reforms that the tragic weekend at Imola had brought about. He was voted by over two hundred of his fellow Formula One drivers as the best driver of all time in a 2010 poll. Senna was also a humanitarian who discreetly donated millions to help those less fortunate in his native country.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: AC
Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian Formula One driver, three times world champion, in the years 1988, 1990 and 1991. He was also runner-up in the controversial championship of 1989 and 1993. His death, as well as the funeral and wake, provoked one of the biggest commotions in the history of Brazil, as well as worldwide repercussion. It is considered in surveys done with specialist journalists, drivers and fans as the best driver in Formula One history at all times. In 2012, he was voted by the "BBC" network the best driver of all time. In 1999, he was elected by "Isto É" magazine, the twentieth-century sportsman in Brazil. He is also reputed to be one of the greatest sportsmen in the world in the 20th century. At the height of his career, he was considered, according to research, as the greatest idol in Brazil. Even after two decades of his death, "Datafolha's" research showed that Senna continues to be rated as the country's greatest idol.
His life, career and legacy have received numerous decorations and honors, both in life and posthumously. Among them we can mention: "Degree of Grand Cross" of the "Order of Judicial Labor Merit" in a posthumous tribute of August 1994, the "National Order of Merit" - "Grand Cross Degree" (Posthumous) in 1994, "Ipiranga Order" in the "Degree of Grand Cross" in a posthumous tribute of 1994, Medal of the "Order of the Sports Merit" conferred in 1990, "Medal of the Order of Aeronautical Merit" in the "Degree of Knight" in 1993, and the "Commendation of the Order of Rio Branco" of the Presidency of the Republic on February 14, 1992.
He was also awarded the title of "Tatuiano Citizen" of the "City Council of Tatuí", city of the interior of São Paulo, on February 17, 1990, title of "Jaguar" of the "Brazilian Air Force" in 1988, title of "Meritorious of the State of Rio de January " in 1988, and the "Santos-Dumont Medal of Merit" granted in 1987. In 1991, shortly after the conquest of the third Formula 1 World Championship, Ayrton Senna received from the then mayor of São Paulo, Luiza Erundina, the "Key to the City ". Before, the jet in which he returned to Brazil is escorted by "FAB" fighters aircraft.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: heldergfernandes
|Lilian de Vasconcellos Sousa||(February 1981 - 1981) ( divorced)|