When Ayrton Senna died on the weekend of the San Marino Grand Prix on 1st May 1994, the shock reverberated around the world. Brazil declared three day's national mourning, as the sports world began to try to assess Senna's contribution to motor racing, and his place in the pantheon of all time greats of the sport of motor racing. This book looks at his early life in Brazil through to his breakthrough into motor racing, his climb up the ranks of the lower formulas to his triumphs in Formula One including his three World Championships. It also assesses Senna's other life as a successful businessman and his country's favourite son.
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Brazilian Senna, who died after crashing during a race last year at age 24, may well have been the best race-car driver of his time. In the 10 years before his death, he won the Formula One world championship three times and won 41 of 161 Grand Prix starts. Born into an enormously wealthy Sao Paulo family, he had his own motorized cars from age four, moved into kart racing as soon as his age permitted and served his apprenticeship from 1981 to 1984, starting in Formula Three racing. Rendall (The Chequered Flag) is gentle on the subject of Senna's personality, but the truth seems to be that he was more respected than loved, a win-at-any-cost sportsman. Lavishly illustrated, for fans.
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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111857935179
Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1857935179