Gallery: Ayrton Senna's racing career in pictures


From karter to champion: images of Senna's racing successes

Ayrton Senna in his McLaren Honda ahead of the 1990 British Grand Prix

On the grid ahead of the 1990 British Grand Prix

Grand Prix Photo

Ayrton Senna’s grand prix career spanned 162 races, of which he won 41.

The three-time Formula 1 world champion also took 65 pole positions and stood on the podium 80 times.

As part of Motor Sport’s commemoration of what would be his 60th birthday, we have compiled the gallery of images below, showing how the Brazilian wnet from being a hotshot karter to one of the greatest drivers that the sport has ever known.