Ayrton Senna in McLaren Honda 1992

Ayrton SENNA | Detailed career results

1973   First victory – Interlagos (Sao Paulo) – 1st of July
1974   Champion of Sao Paulo – Junior category
1975   Vice-Champion of Brazil – Junior category
Champion of the “Nacional Italcolomy” tour – Junior category
1976   Champion of Sao Paulo – Second 100cc category
Brazil Championship, 3rd – Second 100cc category
Winner of the “Three hours of go-carting” – Sao Paulo – First 100cc category
1977   Champion of South America – Uruguay (San Jose) – Inter category
Vice-champion of Brazil – Inter category
Vice-champion of Sao Paulo – Inter category
Winner of the “Three hours of go-carting” – Sao Paulo – Inter category
1978   World Championship, 6th – France (Le Mans) – Inter category
Japan Grand Prix, 4th – Sugo – Inter category
Champion of Brazil – Inter category
Winner of the “Three hours of go-carting” – Sao Paulo – Inter category
Vice-champion of Sao Paulo – Inter category
1979   World vice-champion – Portugal (Estoril) – Inter category
Vice-champion of South America – Argentina (San Juan) – Inter category
Champion of San Marino – Italy – Inter category
Winner of the 1st round – Champion of Brazil – Oberlandia (Mato Grosso) – Inter category

Switzerland Grand Prix, 2nd – Wholen – Inter category
Italy Grand Prix, 2nd – Parme – Inter category
Champions’ Cup, 10th – Italy (Jesolo) – Inter category
1980   Champion of South America – Inter category
Champion of Brazil – Inter category
World vice-champion – Belgium (Nivelles) – 135cc category
1981   World Championship, 4th – Italy (Parme) – 135cc category
Champions’ Cup, giving up (accident) – Italy (Jesolo)
Switzerland Grand Prix, winner – Wholen – 135cc category
1982   Porto Alegre Championship, winner
World Championship, 14th – Sweden (Kalmar) – 135cc category

1981 Formula Ford  1600 – Van Diemen Minister RF 81

01/03  Brands Hatch, 5th – P&O championship ( Car : VDM RF 80 )
08/03  Thruxton, 3th – T.T. championship
15/03  Brands Hatch, winner – 15 laps in 15’07”02 – T.T. championship
22/03  Mallory Park, pole position, 2nd – T.T. championship
05/04  Mallory Park, 2nd – T.T. championship
03/05  Snetterton, pole position, 2nd – T.T. championship
24/05  Oulton Park, winner – 15 laps in 16’48 – Fastest lap in 1’06”02 – R.A.C. championship
25/05  Mallory Park, winner – 15 laps in 12’43”09 – T.T. championship
07/06  Snetterton, winner – 15 laps in 18’16”05 – Fastest lap in 1’22’02 –
T.T. championship
21/06  Silverstone, 2nd – R.A.C. championship
27/06  Oulton Park, winner – 15 laps in 16’49”05 – Fastest lap in 1’06’03 –
T.T. championship
04/07  Donington, winner – Fastest lap – R.A.C. championship
12/07  Brands Hatch, 4th – Fastest lap in 50”62 – R.A.C. championship
25/07  Oulton Park, winner – 15 laps in 16’59”07 – Fastest lap in 1’06”04 –
T.T. championship
26/07  Mallory Park, winner – 15 laps in 12’44”04 – Fastest lap in 50”01 –
R.A.C. championship
04/08  Brands Hatch, winner – 15 laps in 12’58 – T.T. championship
09/08  Snetterton, winner – 15 laps in 19’19”89 – Fastest lap in 1’11”06 –
R.A.C. championship
15/08  Donington, winner – 12 laps in 16’13”73 – T.T. championship
31/08  Thruxton, pole position, winner – 10 laps in 14’28”07 –
Fastest lap in 1’25”07 – T.T. championship
27/09  Brands Hatch, 2nd – Fastest lap – T.T. championship

Final classification – Towsend-Thoresen (T.T.) championship
1st   Senna da Silva   210 points (222)
2nd   Morris           156 points
3rd   Toledano         155 points
4th   Macedo
5th   Lincoln
6th   Marsh

1982 – European championship

Formula  Ford. 2000 – Van Diemen Nielson RF 82

18/04  Zolder (Belgium), pole position, giving up (engine broken)
02/05  Donington (G.B.), pole position, winner – 20 laps in 24’57”47 –
Fastest lap, new record in 1’14”28
09/05  Zolder (Belgium), pole position, giving up (track exit)
20/06  Hockenheim (Germany), pole position, giving up (formation lap)
03/07  Zandvoort (Netherlands), pole position, winner – 12 laps in 20’08”03
08/08  Hockenheim (Germany), pole position, winner – 11 laps in 26’59”20 –
Fastest lap
15/08  Zeltweg (Austria), pole position, winner – 12 laps in 24’21”32 –
Fastest lap
22/08  Jylland (Denmark), pole position, winner – 8 laps in 19’34”96 –
Fastest lap
12/09  Mondello Park (Ireland), pole position, winner – 20 laps in 19’32”71
Fastest lap, new record in 57”92

Winner of the European F.F. 2000 Championship

1982 – British Championship

Formula  Ford  2000 – Van Diemen Nielson RF 82

07/03  Brands Hatch, pole position, winner – Fastest lap
27/03  Oulton Park, pole position, winner – Fastest lap and new record
28/03  Silverstone, pole position, winner – Fastest lap and new record
04/04  Donington, pole position, winner – Fastest lap and new record
09/04  Snetterton, pole position, winner – Fastest lap
12/04  Silverstone, pole position, winner – Fastest lap
03/05  Mallory Park, winner – Fastest lap
30/05  Oulton Park, withdrawal (tyres problems)
31/05  Brands Hatch, winner – Fastest lap
06/06  Mallory Park, winner – Fastest lap
13/06  Brands Hatch, pole position, winner – Fastest lap and new record
26/06  Oulton Park, pole position, winner
04/07  Snetterton, pole position, 2nd
10/07  Castel Combe, pole position, winner – Fastest lap and new record
01/08  Snetterton, pole position, winner – Fastest lap and new record
30/08  Thruxton, winner – Fastest lap and new record
04/09  Oulton Park, pole position, winner
05/09  Silverstone, pole position, winner – Fastest lap
26/09  Brands Hatch, 2nd – Fastest lap and new record

Final classification – British championship
1st   Senna da Silva   378 points
2nd   Fish             297 points
3rd   Andrews          203 points
4th   Spence           192 points
5th   Bradley          163 points
6th   Davies           152 points

1982, Formula 3 – Ralt Toyota Nicholson RT3 D/82

13/11  Thruxton T.V., pole position 1min:13s:34 (record), winner – 15 laps in 18’37”43 –
Fastest lap

On 13 November 1982, Ayrton Senna walked for the first time in a Formula 3 car in the UK. The race at Thruxton was not worth the championship that year, because he had already ended, but it was the big test for the Brazilian driver, who knew that would make the regular season of British F-3 the following year.

The team was the West Surrey, the car was the model Racing Ralt RT3 / 82. Ayrton would have that weekend a great media exposure, mainly by the presence of the BBC TV cameras, one of the world’s communication channels.

1983 – UK Formula 3
Ralt Toyota Novamotor RT3 E

06/03 Silverstone, 2nd time (practice), winner – 20 laps in 18’07”14 –
Fastest lap
13/03 Thruxton, pole position, winner – 20 laps in 26’36”31 – Fastest lap
20/03 Silverstone, pole position, winner – 12 laps in 19’36”51 – Fastest lap
27/03 Donington, pole position, winner – 20 laps in 23’23”35 – Fastest lap
04/04 Thruxton, pole position, winner – 20 laps in 25’03”29
24/04 Silverstone, pole position, winner – 25 laps in 22’33”59 – Fastest lap
02/05 Thruxton, pole position, winner – 20 laps in 24’51”88 – Fastest lap
08/05 Brands Hatch, pole position, winner – 20 laps in 17’21”06 – Fastest lap
30/05 Silverstone, pole position, winner – 30 laps in 27’00”98 – Fastest lap
12/06 Silverstone (European championship), 2nd time (practice), giving up
(track exit)
19/06 Caldwell Park, pole postition, withdrawal (accident)
03/07 Snetterton, 4th time (practice), giving up (accident) – Fastest lap
16/07 Silverstone, pole position, winner – 20 laps in 28’59”55 – Fastest lap
24/07 Donington, pole position, 2nd – Fastest lap
06/08 Oulton Park, 2nd time (practice), giving up (accident) – Fastest lap
29/08 Silverstone, pole position, winner – 30 laps in 27’02”45
11/09 Oulton Park, pole position, giving up (accident)
18/09 Thruxton, pole position, giving up (engine broken)
02/10 Silverstone, 4th time (practice), 2nd
23/10 Thruxton, pole position, winner – 15 laps in 18’39”78 – Fastest lap

Final Classification – British Championship
1st   Senna            132 points
2nd   Brundle          123 points
3rd   Jones             77 points
4th   Fish              67 points
5th   Berg              32 points
6th   Hytten            23 points

20/11 Macao Grand Prix, pole position, winner – 30 laps in 1h11’34”96 –
1st round, winner – 15 laps in 35’44”65 – Fastest lap and new
record : 2’21”59
2nd round, winner – 15 laps in 35’50”31

proceed to 1984-1987