To celebrate a remarkable career on what would’ve been Ayrton Senna’s birthday, here are some of his greatest onboard Formula 1 laps
There’s no denying the fact when Senna was ‘in the zone’, he was – quite simply – spectacular to watch and on a completely different level to the rest of the field.
The Brazilian F1 legend would’ve turned 58 years old on March 21st, so we thought we’d reflect on his incredible career and talent by sharing his best onboard videos.
Here’s Senna taking the fight to the quicker Williams FW14B cars on the opening lap of the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami.
The home of the Hungarian GP has long been one of F1’s most twisty and technical circuits, which certainly gave drivers in the early 90s a tough task – here’s Senna with the awesome-sounding MP4/6 from 1992.
The bumpy and tricky Adelaide street circuit in Australia and the monstrous early 90s cars made for some incredibly impressive onboard laps, like this one of Senna in 1991.
Suzuka and Senna make a beautiful onboard lap combination, this one being from the infamous 1989 Japanese Grand Prix – when Alain Prost and Senna collided.
Here’s one of F1’s greatest ever drivers taking on one of the best circuits in the sport’s history: Monza. You’re welcome…
Sure, this isn’t Senna’s dominant pole lap from the Monaco GP in 1988, but this 1990 lap is damn impressive too.
The 1993 European GP at Donington Park is remembered for being one of Senna’s finest performances, here’s a lap (sadly not the opening lap) from the race.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the sights and lovely sounds of a Honda V10-powered McLaren driven by Senna at the challenging Jerez circuit in 1989.
Here’s Senna on a qualifying lap at Phoenix in 1991. Side note, can we see more onboard camera angles like this in modern F1, please?
It took Senna until 1991 to score a win on home soil, here he is setting up that victory by taking pole position at Interlagos. A bonus that it features commentary from the great Murray Walker!