(1960-1994) Brazilian racing driver who won the Formula One World Drivers' Championship in 1988, 1990 and 1991.
Signed promotion postcard for the 1992 `Australian Formula One Grand Prix`, 7 x 4 inch, signed and dated by Senna in blue ballpoint ink "Ayrton Senna - 92", attractively affixed for fine display to an exclusively designed custom-matting (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), in very fine condition.
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Ayrton Senna da Silva was born in 1960 in São Paulo, Brazil. He was a Brazilian race car driver and three-time Formula One World Champion. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. Senna began karting at the age of four and quickly gained recognition for his skill and speed. He was the Brazilian Karting Champion in 1977 and 1978, and in 1983, he won his first major open-wheel race, the South American Formula Three Championship.
In 1984, Senna made his Formula One debut with the Toleman team. His driving style was aggressive and showed a tremendous amount of skill and talent. He won his first Grand Prix in 1985 with Lotus and went on to win a total of 41 races during his career. In 1988, Senna joined the McLaren team and won his first World Championship. He won the championship again in 1990 and 1991, becoming the only driver in history to win three consecutive championships.
Senna was known for his intense rivalry with fellow driver Alain Prost. The two drivers were fiercely competitive and their rivalry became one of the most famous in the history of Formula One. In 1994, Senna died in a crash during the San Marino Grand Prix. He was just 34 years old.
Senna's death was a shock to the world of motorsport and he was remembered as one of the greatest drivers of all time. He was known for his aggressive driving style and his ability to push the limits of the cars he drove. He was also an outspoken advocate for motorsports safety, and his death led to the introduction of several important safety measures in Formula One.
Senna was posthumously awarded the Order of Merit by the Brazilian government and was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2000. He is remembered as one of the most talented and beloved drivers in Formula One, and his legacy lives on in the many young drivers he inspired.
Senna's life and career have been the subject of several books, documentaries, and films, including the 2013 biopic Senna, which won numerous awards and was nominated for an Academy Award. His legacy continues to be remembered and celebrated around the world, and his name is synonymous with excellence in motorsports.