Formula One does not forget one of its best drivers in history, the Brazilian Ayrton Sena Da Silva, who tragically 26 years ago lost his life in full competition at the Imola circuit, where locals and strangers lamented the departure of the best driver from The time.
Precisely the then three-time world champion of pilots (1988, 1990 and 1991) took the baton of best in a time when his compatriot Nelson Piquet, the Englishman Nigel Mansell, the Frenchman Alan Prost, the German Michael Schumacher, among others, reigned.
His long stints in heritage teams such as Toleman, Lotus, McLaren and Williams Renault were not forgotten and he is still considered an unforgettable Formula One legend.
HIS TRAGIC DEATH:
It was precisely at the Tamburello curve of the Imola Circuit in San Marino that the last competition of the Brazilian Formula One champion would be written, precisely at 2:17 p.m. local time on May 1, 1994. The competition continued and in the end the German Michael Schumacher won However, out of respect there was no celebration, it was a bitter triumph against a rival who gave everything and lost his life on the track.
At the end of his hectic life, his marks and achievements have been compiled, standing out as one of the greats in history with 161 Grand Prix, winning 41, with 80 podiums, 65 pole positions and three world championships (1988, 1990 and 1991). entering an immortal F1 list with the German Michael Schumacher, the British Lewis Hamilton, the Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio or whoever was his partner and rival, the French Alain Prost.
Another attribute of the remembered Senna Da Silva is his daring driving style, he was one of the fastest of all time, a specialist in the rain (11 wins), he excelled at more than 300 kilometers per hour in these conditions, with perfect laps on circuits. complicated like the one in Monaco that I won six times.
Despite the passage of time, the pilot born in Sao Paulo, Brazil 60 years ago, has not been forgotten and his fans have gone to the holy field to pay homage to his grave as a sign of respect, admiration and affection for what he did in life regardless of the fact that after his departure other great pilots have passed, but none as admired and loved as him. (GG).