Ayrton Senna Timeline: From Kart to F1




1960 – Ayrton Senna da Silva born on March 21st

1964 – Ayrton’s father Milton builds him his first kart
1973 – First kart race, aged 13
1974 – Wins the Sao Paulo Championship in the Junior category
1975 – Brazilian Championship, 2nd in the Junior category
1976 – Sao Paulo Championship, 100cc, 2nd and 3rd in the 100cc Brazilian Championship
1977 – South American Championship, Uruguay, Inter class, 1st. Brazilian Championship, Inter, 2nd, Sao Paolo Championship, Inter, 2nd

1978 – World Championship, France, Inter, 6th. Brazilian Championship, Inter, 1st.

1979 – World Championship, Portugal, Inter, 2nd. South American Championship, Argentina, Inter, 2nd. Champions Cup, Jesolo, Italy, 10th

1980 – South American Championship, Inter, 1st. Brazilian Championship, Inter, 1st. World Championship, Belgium (Nivelles), 135cc, 2nd.

1981 – World Championship, Italy, 135cc, 4th. Champions Cup, Jesolo, Italy, 135cc, Retired. Moves to England to race Formula Ford 1600 for Ralph Firman and his Van Diemen team

1982 – Porto Alegre Championship, 135cc, 1st. World Championship, Kalmar, Sweden, 135cc, 14th. Wins 22 races and the Formula Ford championship

1983 – Wins the 1983 British Formula Three Championship, earns F1 tests with Williams, McLaren, Brabham and Toleman

1984 – First season in F1 with Toleman. Scores a 2nd place finish in the wet at Monaco

1988 – Debut season with McLaren-Honda, wins his first F1 World Championship

1990 – Wins second F1 World Championship with McLaren

1991 – Wins third F1 World Championship with McLaren

1994 – Switches to Williams Renault. Succumbs to injuries sustained during a crash at the San Marino GP at Imola