Ayrton Senna's 20th death anniversary observed in Imola

Ayrton Senna won three Formula One titles - in 1988, 1990 and '91 - all with McLaren. He moved to the Williams team for his tragic 1994 season. Despite his career being cut short when he was 34, his 41 wins stand third all-time behind Michael Schumacher's 91 and rival Alain Prost's 51.

updated: April 28, 2014 22:12 IST
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Rome: It is a testament to Ayrton Senna's lasting impact on Formula One that the 20th anniversary of his death will be observed this week with five days of commemorations at the Imola track where he had his fatal accident.

Current and past F1 drivers, mechanics, racing officials and fans will pay their respects to Senna and Austrian driver Roland Ratzenberger, who also died at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

"When I was a kid I had all the books, all the videos, (Senna) was the driver I looked up to, way before I even started racing," Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton said shortly before winning the Chinese Grand Prix eight days ago. "He kind of inspired me to even be a driver."

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