In pics: Remembering F1 star Ayrton Senna on his 54th birthday

Sports | | March 21, 2014, 3:59 am
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The Brazilian won six Grands Prix with Lotus-Renault.

The Brazilian won six Grands Prix with Lotus-Renault.

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The Formula One legend Ayrton Senna died in a horrific car crash on May 1, 1994.

The Formula One legend Ayrton Senna died in a horrific car crash on May 1, 1994.

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Three-time world champion Sennna drove for Toleman, Lotus, Williams and most famously for McLaren.

Three-time world champion Sennna drove for Toleman, Lotus, Williams and most famously for McLaren.

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The new world champion Niki Lauda is hugged by third-placed Ayrton Senna at the 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix in Estoril.

The new world champion Niki Lauda is hugged by third-placed Ayrton Senna at the 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix in Estoril.

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(Left to Right) Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, and Nelson Piquet pose for photographers at the Estoril Circuit before the 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix.

(Left to Right) Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, and Nelson Piquet pose for photographers at the Estoril Circuit before the 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix.

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In the various motorsports polls, Senna has been voted as one of the greatest of all time.

In the various motorsports polls, Senna has been voted as one of the greatest of all time.

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The champion, who always motivated his juniors and team-mates, left everyone in tears when he died in a tragic race crash at the age of 34.

The champion, who always motivated his juniors and team-mates, left everyone in tears when he died in a tragic race crash at the age of 34.

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In 1994, Senna moved to Williams, dominating the F1 circuit with Williams-Renault combination.

In 1994, Senna moved to Williams, dominating the F1 circuit with Williams-Renault combination.

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Senna - born on March 21, 1960, in Brazil - was born in a wealthy family.

Senna - born on March 21, 1960, in Brazil - was born in a wealthy family.

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Senna won his first Formula One title driving for McLaren-Honda in 1988 alongside the legendary Alain Prost. Though Prost claimed the championship in 1989, Senna - making a strong comeback - returned to win his second and third championships in 1990 and 1991.

Senna won his first Formula One title driving for McLaren-Honda in 1988 alongside the legendary Alain Prost. Though Prost claimed the championship in 1989, Senna - making a strong comeback - returned to win his second and third championships in 1990 and 1991.