Ayrton Senna was definitely one of the greatest drivers in Formula-One history. He titled three-time Formula One champion until his car smashed into a concrete wall during the early laps of San Marino Grand Prix. Senna’s tragic accident still casts a long shadow into many person related to F1 even today.
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.
At his entry into Formula-Ford a young incomparable-driver got married with a childhood friend, Lilian. She made every effort to support a spouse activity of his racing life, traveling all over the world, however, a bride insisted on going back home because the England climate didn’t agree with her and her patience with husband enthusiasm over the race was running out.
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.
Ayrton ran into the Tamburello curve after six laps at 310kph ahead of Shumacher, and he smashed into a concrete wall at between 210-220kph. The race is stopped again. We could know his crash by three cameras and telemetry data recorded on his machine.
The picture of his on-board camera captured clearly him to make every effort to steer the left to avoid the fatal crash, bending his head back on track. Even his desperate operation could not happen the miracle. The picrure of RAI’s camera on the track side screened the smash of Senna’s FW16 to the concrete wall, being like not reducing speed.
At the impact, the left-rear suspension was broken, and broken shaft part of the suspension reached Brazilian hero’s skull, piercing through his green-and-yellow helmet. Prof. Sid Watkins, the grand prix doctor, did emergency windpipe-incision operation to Senna on site, however, three to four hours later after Ayrton Senna was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and finally his death was announced official
Ayrton Senna in memories
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