Career

 

Karting Formula 3 Lotus World-champion Senna joined Williams

Karting

FF1600-2000 F3

1984-1986

1987-1989

1990-1992

1993-1994

 

 

The Beginning: Karting

 

It all started on the 21st of March 1960, SãoPaulo (Santana).
Ayrton Senna Da Silva was born. And from a very early age he had a passion for cars. His father gave him a self-made Go-Kart when he was 4 years. When he was a bit older (8), almost everyone in his neighboorhood had a kart, so they decided to organize a race. At first Ayrton's father (Milton) didn't allow him to race because the others were much older then him (17-21 years), but eventually his father let him race.

 

The grid was decided with little peaces of paper inside a helmet. Because Ayrton was the youngest he got the first pic, and he took number 1. So that really was his first pole-position.
He didn't win though, he led 30-35 laps out of 40, because he was light he was very fast at the straight so they couldn't overtake him there. But 5-6 laps before the end, somebody pushed him off.

 

 

Officialy it started the 1st of July 1973, with a race at Interlagos, which he...won...ofcourse.

 

1974: Champion Paulista (junior)

 

1975: Vice-Champion Brasil (junior)

          Champion 'torneio Nacional Italcomy' (junior)

          Champion Paulista

 

1976: 3rd Championship Brasil

          Champion 'tres horas de kart'

 

1977: Champion South-America

          Vice-Champion Paulista

         Vice-Champion Brasil

         Champion 'tres horas de kart'

 

1978: World-Championship 6th (Le Mans, France)

          Champion Brasil

          Vice-Champion Paulista

 

1979: World-Championship 2nd (Estoril, Portugal)

          Vice-Champion South-America

          Champion 'Grand Prix Republique San Marino'

          Champion Brasil

          Vice-Champion: - Gp Switzerland

                                     - Gp Italy

 

1980: Champion South-America

          Champion Brasil

          World-Championship 2nd (Nivelles, Belgium)

 

1981: World-Championship 4th (Parma, Italy)

 

1982: World-Championship 14th (Kalmar, Sweden)

 

1993: Masters at Bercy (Paris), a race organized by P. Strieff for a good cause, Senna was leading over Prost when his kart broke down.

 


 

 

Karting Formula 3 Lotus World-champion Senna joined Williams

Karting

FF1600-2000 F3

1984-1986

1987-1989

1990-1992

1993-1994

 

 

 

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