Ayrton Senna’s F1 career in pictures

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Marking the opening of the film Senna in the UK, here’s a special gallery looking back on the three-times champion’s F1 career in pictures.

From his first test to his last race – here is the career of Ayrton Senna in pictures.

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Images ?é?® Williams/LAT, Honda, Ford, “Senna”, Daimler

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30 comments on Ayrton Senna’s F1 career in pictures

  1. Hamish said on 4th June 2011, 8:24

    Wow

  2. Chops said on 4th June 2011, 8:47

    Fantastic! Thank you so much Keith!

  3. vickyy (@vickyy) said on 4th June 2011, 8:58

    absolutely breathtaking

  4. Stephen Jones (@aus_steve) said on 4th June 2011, 9:35

    wow, awesome pictures!

  5. james_mc said on 4th June 2011, 10:51

    Amazing quality! I presume these were old 35mm (or similar) film originally?

  6. Damon said on 4th June 2011, 11:35

    1984: Winning a Mercedes 190E race for F1 drivers at the Nurburgring

    Woah! What was that all about?

    • Dipak T said on 4th June 2011, 12:20

      This sort of thing really has to be done more often

    • Atticus (@atticus-2) said on 4th June 2011, 13:22

      It was a one-off race held for the opening of the new Nurburgring. Everybody competed with the same car and that was what has made it special for Senna because at that time he was relatively unknown in the higher classes of auto racing. The fact that he managed to beat every world class drivers of that era – including Lauda and Prost – given the same conditions confirmed him as one of the quickest driver of his generation. Besides Monaco 1984 this was the race based on which he has been considered one of the brightest new talents of Formula 1.

      • roberto said on 5th June 2011, 15:25

        He didn’t really beat Prost. Prost took the pole for this race, and Senna pushed him out of the track on the first corner. Prost finished among the last

  7. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 4th June 2011, 11:37

    I can’t begin to imagine how much of a telling off you would get today for catching a lift back with a fellow driver!

  8. Maverick_232 said on 4th June 2011, 12:20

    Scrolling down to the San Marino shots gave me such a chill.
    So amazing, tears in eyes. Thank you, thank you, thank you. So much!

  9. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 4th June 2011, 12:35

    See, Renault could have kept the yellow livery from last year and still have “been Lotus”! Just change the black writing to blue and hey presto!

    Wonderful pictures.

  10. Aldo said on 4th June 2011, 13:32

    Epic.

  11. Great pics, thanks so much !

  12. Douglas 62500 said on 4th June 2011, 14:27

    Can’t possibly get better than this collection. Thanks Keith !!

  13. Scribe (@scribe) said on 4th June 2011, 14:43

    Suberb, absolutley fantasic to see. Magnificent compilation.

  14. Remco H. said on 4th June 2011, 15:23

    Greatness @ his best.

  15. Thank you, thank you, thank you Keith…

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