Brazillian F1 star Ayrton Senna will be forever remembered not only as one of the greatest racing drivers in history of motorsports, but as the greatest driver ever to sit in an F1 car. His inherent talent was intertwined with kind off-track personality, deep devotion to Christian faith and fierce competitiveness when he’s behind the wheel, creating the legend of a man even during his lifetime, but even more after his untimely passing during the 1994 Italian Grand Prix. Today, we bring you the moments that truly defined the magical career of Ayrton Senna.
1 1983 Testing – No Vacancy in Williams and McLaren
During 1983, Ayrton Senna had the opportunity to test drive for four Formula One teams. The teams were McLaren, Williams, Brabham and Toleman, and testing for Williams, Ayrton was faster than the team’s first driver, reigning champion Keke Rosberg. As neither Williams nor McLaren had a free spot in their team, and as Brabham’s sponsor Parmalat wanted an Italian driver, Senna signed for Toleman with Johnny Cecotto as his teammate. Although he signed for a relatively new underdog team, Senna was ready to take the world of motoring by storm.
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