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Ayrton Senna’s 54th birthday: Google doodle paid a tribute to F1 legend

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Google’s latest doodle paid a tribute to the Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna on March 21, celebrating the 54th birthday of the F1 driver who died in a horrific race crash 20 years ago.

Ayrton Senna, triple time Formula 1 world champion who drove for Toleman, Lotus, Williams and most famously, McLaren, died at the age of 34 at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.

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Most wins leading throughout a GP 19 (1 in 1985, 5 in 1988, 5 in 1989, 3 in 1990 and 5 in 1991)
Most consecutive pole positions 8 (between 1988 Spanish Grand Prix and 1989 United States Grand Prix)
Most consecutive front row starts 24 (between 1988 German Grand Prix and 1989 Australian Grand Prix)
Most consecutive wins at the same Grand Prix 5 wins in a row at the Monaco Grand Prix (1989, 1993)
Most pole positions at the same Grand Prix 8 at the San Marino Grand Pri> (1985, 1991, 1994)
Most consecutive pole positions at the same Grand Prix 7 at the San Marino Grand Prix, from 1985 to 1991
Most wins leading throughout a GP in a season 5 (achieved this in 1988, 1989 and 1991)
Most Pole trophies 6 (in 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991)
Highest percentage of front row starts in a season 100% (in 1989)

During the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, his car crash into a wall. He is considered one of the greatest racing drivers in F1 history.

Senna, born on March 21, 1960, in Brazil, His career and untimely finish were honoured in the documentary Senna, which should be required watching for anyone who loves the pursuit of speed.

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