Ayrton Senna


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Ayrton Senna

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for 10 pounds. The term derives from the name of Ayrton Senna, a racecar driver in the 1980s and 1990s. In Cockney rhyming slang, Senna rhymes with a casual pronunciation of tenner. It is sometimes shortened to Ayrton.
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Fernando Alonso said: I have never hidden my deep admiration for Ayrton Senna, my favourite driver, my idol on track, my reference.
I think it's partly because I watched Ayrton Senna when I was young and I thought 'This is how I want to drive when I get the opportunity'.
The 3D-View reproduces the engine sound based on the analysis of actual data, including accelerator control, engine speed and vehicle speed, that was recorded when Ayrton Senna marked a then lap record at Suzuka Circuit during qualifying for the 1989 F1 Japan Grand Prix.
It was finessed by the hyper-sensitive F1 genius Ayrton Senna at the Honda-owned Formula 1 circuit Suzuka.
Ayrton Senna was the last driver to die at an F1 World Championship Grand Prix.
The Instituto Ayrton Senna continues to fund and support education and other opportunities for children and teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds in Brazil.
Three times Formula 1 World champion Ayrton Senna wasn't nearly so fortunate when he suffered severe head injuries after his car struck an unprotected concrete barrier at the San Morina Grand Prix Imola Circuit in 1994.
Twenty-one years ago, 1985 and 1986 champion Alain Prost sealed his third title by driving his McLaren into that of team-mate and 1988 hero Ayrton Senna, and Boyles quote 66-1 that we get an immediate repeat with Button and Hamilton colliding in Bahrain.
Media speculation named India's Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna, the nephew of legendary Ayrton Senna, as the team's drivers.
1994: Ayrton Senna was killed during the Formula 1 Grand Prix at San Marino.