Ayrton Senna Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Ayrton Senna Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth March 21, 1960
Zodiac Sign Aries
Died May 1, 1994

Ayrton Senna a legendary Brazilian race car driver who is perhaps considered to be one of the best racers to date and also an inspiration to many well-known racers like Robin Frijns and Felipe Massa. However, Ayrton met with his demise during an unforeseen accident that shocked millions of fans around the world and hence, brought a tragic end to his career and life in 1994.

Born Name

Ayrton Senna da Silva

Nick Name

Beco, Magic Senna

Ayrton Senna in a picture taken in the past
Ayrton Senna in a picture taken in the past (Instituto Ayrton Senna / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Age

Ayrton was born on March 21, 1960.

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

São Paulo, Brazil

Died

Ayrton died on May 1, 1994, at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, Italy due to severe brain injury and other complications.

Nationality

Brazilian

Education

He studied at St. Louis College, São Paulo. Ayrton graduated from the Colégio Rio Branco in 1977.

Thereafter, he had enrolled at a college for a short period of 3 months to study Business Administration from where he decided to drop out.

Occupation

Former Professional Racecar Driver

Family

  • Father – Milton da Silva (Factory Owner, Land Owner)
  • Mother – Neide Senna da Silva
  • Siblings – Viviane Senna (Older Sister) (Entrepreneur, Philanthropist), Leonardo (Younger Brother)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Senna’s named had been linked with –

  1. Lilian de Vasconcelos Souza (1981-1982)
  2. Adriane Yamin (1985-1988)
  3. Maria da Graça Meneghel (1988-1990)
  4. Christine Ferracciu (1990,1991)
  5. Carol Alt (1990-1994)
  6. Marjorie Andrade
  7. Elle Macpherson
  8. Adriane Kelemen Galisteu Iódice
Ayrton Senna as seen in picture while partaking in his favorite hobby, aeromodelism in the past
Ayrton Senna as seen in a picture while partaking in his favorite hobby, aeromodelism in the past (Instituto Ayrton Senna / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (White and Latino)

He was half Italian and half Brazilian, Portuguese, and Spanish ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Curly hair
  • Cheerful smile

Brand Endorsements

Ayrton had appeared in the commercials for various brands such as –

  • Honda Shell
  • Ford Escort
  • Banco Nacional
  • Honda Prelude
  • Shell
  • Marlboro
  • John Player Special
  • Governo Federal (Brasil X AIDS)
  • Sega
  • Delonghi

Religion

Christianity

Ayrton Senna Favorite Things

  • Food – Beefsteak and rice, beans and french-fries
  • Pasta – Tagliarini, Spaghetti
  • SingerMadonna
  • Bike Brand – Ducatti
  • Hobby – Aeromodelling

Source – AyrtonSenna.com

Ayrton Senna in his Van Diemen Formula Ford car in 1981
Ayrton Senna in his Van Diemen Formula Ford car in 1981 (Instituto Ayrton Senna / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Ayrton Senna Facts

  1. He was born at the Pro-Matre Maternity Hospital in Santana.
  2. He was very fond of listening to music by artists like Michael Jackson and Tina Turner.
  3. Ayrton had a wealthy and prosperous upbringing.
  4. The initial 4 years of his life were spent at the Avenida Aviador Guilherme with Avenida Gil Santos Dumont.
  5. Ayrton was 3 years old when he faced trouble climbing up the stairs and also poor motor coordination. However, an electroencephalogram revealed that he was perfectly fine.
  6. He was only 4 years old when his passion for cars and bikes took its course.
  7. As a child, he was also very good at various sports and gymnastics.
  8. His nickname “Beco” was given to him by his parents.
  9. Ayrton was only 7 years when he started learning to drive a jeep at his family farm.
  10. The first Kart that he ever raced was the one that was built by his father from their 1-HP lawnmower engine.
  11. Senna was a 3 time “Formula One World Drivers’ Championship” winner.
  12. He had raced for a number of prominent racing teams including Toleman, Lotus, McLaren, and Williams.
  13. Ayron strongly believed in the teachings of the Bible and was a Catholic.
  14. Besides being a legendary racer, Ayrton was also a philanthropist who helped people in every possible way. In the past, he also started the Instituto Ayrton Senna in order to help educate Brazilian children shortly before his demise.
  15. Autocourse‘s editor placed Senna at there No.1 driver of the year list on 3 different years and runner up on 5 others.
  16. He owned a number of houses within Portugal and Brazil including in places like Tatuí, Brazil and Algarve, Portugal.
  17. The few things that he really enjoyed doing besides driving were running, waterskiing, jet-skiing, paddle boarding, boating, fishing, and riding his favorite Ducati motorbikes.
  18. He was the proud owner of “British Aerospace 125” and helicopter.
  19. Senna and his fellow racer Gerhard Berger were on very good terms with one another.
  20. Just one day before Ayrton died, Austrian racer Roland Ratzenberger crashed in a barrier at high speed and died on the spot on the same track that Ayrton raced the next day.
  21. On May 1, 1994, Ayrton lost his life while trying to retain his lead from former German race car driver Michael Schumacher and entered into the Tamburello corner on lap 7, at a speed of 191 mph. Hence, losing control, Ayrton failed to make the turn and instead crashed into a concrete barrier after dropping his speed to a speed of 145 mph. The impact was so devastating that he sustained fatal injuries to his head, which eventually took his life while in hospital at 14:17 pm (According to Italian law).

Featured Image By Instituto Ayrton Senna / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0

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