Happy Birthday, Ayrton Senna: Remembering a Formula One Icon

By Winding Road Staff

March 21, 2014

Today would have marked the 54th birthday of Brazilian F1 marvel, Ayrton Senna. Heralded as one of the greatest drivers of all time, Senna won three World Championships during his career, which was tragically cut short by a fatal accident at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. But Senna's legacy didn't revolve around the number of titles he won - it was the incredible races he was involved in that made him a legend.
As a case in point, here at the 1993 Canadian GP Senna makes the most out of his worst grid position since 1986, battling from 8th position all the way up to 3rd in the first two laps, including an epic side-by-side battle with Jean Alesi of Scuderia Ferrari for fourth place:

 + Gallery: Ayrton Senna Meets the Williams FW08C