May 1st 1994: Senna dies


Ayrton Senna (1960 – 1994)


On this day in 1994 the Brazilian racing driver and Formula One champion Ayrton Senna was killed in an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix; he was 34 years old. Often considered one of the greatest drivers of all time, Senna won the Formula One World Championships three times.



Senna being treated by the medical team after his crash


He died hours after his accident during a race when his car left the track and hit a concrete wall at around 145mph. Senna is the last Formula One driver to die during a race, and is still considered one of the greats.



Senna’s grave


20 years ago today


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