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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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During his time with the Cosmos, Senna helped the club win the 2013 NASL championship during the club's first professional season in almost 30 years.
It was followed by Zolder where Senna finished seventh and his final race in the car was at the San Marino Grand Prix.
But Senna said: "Diego has such a big personality that makes him even stronger and he won't be daunted by the whistling in Brazil.
Asked why Senna was remembered so fondly two decades on from his death, he said: "It's because he was so good for the whole time he was on the planet.
The Senna GTR Concept is largely based on the road-legal Senna super car, but the automaker stated that the GTR model will be reserved for track use only.
800-strong McLaren Senna - the most extreme road car in the history of the brand.
Brazilian racing driver Bruno Senna, who is a McLaren Ambassador and nephew of the late Ayrton from whom the car takes its name, said: "Our family is extremely proud of the naming of the new Ultimate Series McLaren Senna.
But for now, his more immediate focus was on that of emulating Senna, who died a little more than 24 hours after he clinched his 65th and final pole at the fateful San Marino Grand Prix in 1994, aged just 34.
One man who followed Senna across the world as he made his journey to three F1 world championship titles was photographer Ercole Colombo, who has in 100 photographs created his book, Ayrton Senna The Last Night, celebrating the life of a man who was a genius but a complex one.
1991: Ayrton Senna finally wins at homeVICTORY on home soil had somehow the great Senna, whose McLaren developed gearbox trouble in the closing stages.
Dubai: May 1 marks the 22nd anniversary since Ayrton Senna was killed in what is still regarded as the worst weekend in Formula 1's recent history.
Senna, the triple world champion, was tragically killed at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix but Hamilton believes he would have won more championships had he not lost his life on that fateful day in May more than two decades ago.