Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships. He was killed in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He remains the last driver fatality in Formula One.
Ayrton Senna - Auto Race Driver. Ayrton Senna da Silva was the world's fastest Grand Prix driver in the 1980's and 1990's. His Formula One racing career began in Brasil in 1984 and ended in San Marino in 1994. He died from injuries sustained in a high speed crash at the Tamburello corner at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari Circuit at Imola, located in the tiny principality of San Marino in the north east of Italy, while leading the race.