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Vital Statistics - Ayrton Senna edition 02 May 2014

Ayrton Senna (BRA) McLaren Honda MP4/5B celebrates his win Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, 27 May 1990 Pole sitter Ayrton Senna (BRA) Lotus 98T finished the race in second position. Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, 10 August 1986. Ayrton Senna(BRA), Toleman TG183B, DNF Brazilian Grand Prix, Rio de Janeiro, 25 March 1984 Race winner Ayrton Senna (BRA) McLaren MP4/6. Formula One World Championship, Rd1, United States Grand Prix, Phoenix, USA, 10 March 1991. Ayrton Senna (BRA) Lotus 97T crosses the line to win his first Grand Prix. Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Portuguese Grand Prix, Estoril, Portugal, 21 April 1985. Race winner Ayrton Senna (BRA) Lotus 99t. Team Manager Peter Warr, left, Michele Alboreto and Neslon Piquet right and 2nd right. Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, 31 May 1987 Ayrton Senna (BRA) McLaren MP4/8 took a record sixth Monaco victory and a fifth success there in a row. Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, 23 May 1993.

Did you know that Ayrton Senna spent 36 percent of his Formula One racing career in first place, or that he holds the record for the most wins in Monaco?

As the Formula One community marks 20 years since his untimely death this week, we uncover the key facts and figures behind the great Brazilian’s illustrious career…

Grand Prix starts: 161 (tied for 26th all-time)

Teams raced for: Four (Toleman, Lotus, McLaren, Williams)

World championships: Three (1988, 1990, 1991)

Wins: 41 (third all-time)
Win percentage: 25.46 percent
Most wins in one season: Eight (1988)
Most consecutive wins: Four (1988, 1991)

Pole positions: 65 (second all-time)
Pole position percentage: 40.37 percent
Most pole positions in one season: 13 (1988, 1989)

Podiums: 80 (fourth all-time)
Podium percentage: 49.68 percent
Most podiums in one season: 12 (1991)

Fastest laps: 19 (tied for 13th all-time)
Fastest lap percentage: 11.8 percent
Most fastest laps in one season: Three (1985, 1987, 1988, 1989)

Laps raced: 8,219 (22nd all-time)
Laps led: 2,987 (second all-time)
Laps led percentage: 36.34 percent

First podium: 1984, Monaco
Age at first podium: 24

First win: 1985, Portugal
Age at first win: 25

Last win: 1993, Australia
Age at last win: 33

Career hat-tricks (pole, fastest lap, win): Seven (tied sixth all-time)

Career grand slams (pole, fastest lap, win, led every lap): Four (tied fourth all-time)

- Most consecutive wins at same Grand Prix (five: Monaco, 1989 –1993)
- Most wins in Monaco (six: 1987, 1989-1993)
- Most consecutive pole positions (eight: 1988 Spanish Grand Prix - 1989 US Grand Prix)
- Most pole positions at one circuit (eight: Imola)

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