Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ayrton Senna: F1 champion racer from Brazil

By Anna Avalanche, Gisa Miles and Luiz Speedwell

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We need to remember our heroes and people that give good life example for our kids. A hero is a man or woman (the latter often called a heroine) who commonly possesses abilities or character far greater than that of a typical person, which enable him or her to perform some truly extraordinary, beneficial deed (a "heroic deed") for which he or she is famous. These powers are sometimes not only of the body but also of the mind. They are distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength. Senna is a Brazilian and world hero. He is an example of determination, concentration, ethics, life love and bravery.

“I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” Bob Dylan.

In May 1 made fifteen years since we lost the great and famous Brazilian hero Ayrton Senna da Silva. He is one of the more victorious names in the history of the sport. He is a myth, a legend known in all corners of the planet. Considered one of the best Formula 1 drivers of all time, is a source of pride for Brazilians. He is also our hero.

Since childhood, Ayrton Senna loved driving and was very determined. At age four, won his first "car". Three years later, started to train in Karting at Interlagos in Sao Paulo where once he saw a Formula 1 car. At that time, he realized that he has this dream: be a pilot of Formula 1! The debut on runways, with age 13, was marked by a victory, the first of hundreds.

Senna won several titles in kart and was twice vice-world champion in 1979 and 1980. Ayrton broke all records of the British Formula Ford and then all of Formula 3. In 1983 when Ayrton conducted a test to enter the F1 category he broke the record of Donington Park circuit.

In F1, Senna showed all his ability and skill, achieving amazing results when the adversity was presented. At the end of his career Senna had disputed 161 GPs, 41 wins, 80 podiums, 3 world champion ships (1988, 1990 and 1991). The Brazilian led Toleman, Lotus, McLaren and Williams’s cars. Ayrton was not just a big record breaking. It was the great skill and emotion he brought to the runway which did win the respect of all and even the rivals at the speedway.

The death of Brazilian driver during the Grand Prix of San Marino in the circuit of Imola, Italy, shook the world, and on 5 May 1994 he was buried in Sao Paulo.

Ayrton Senna was very proud to be Brazilian. When he won a race, he raised a flag from inside his cockpit and showed the world the love for his country.

In addition to the powers in the speedway, Senna was also known for generosity. He began a philanthropic work that led to the Ayrton Senna Institute. With its projects he helps millions of children to have quality education in and outside school. His institute goal was to make champions “in life” and school.

“The hero is the world-man, in whose heart one passion stands for all, the most indulged. Philip.” James Bailey.

"When you believe in an ideal, you should fight for it till the end" Ayrton Senna

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Anonymous said...

Hi Anna, I've only just seen your wonderfully well-researched and emotive article on my hero Ayrton Senna, thank you!

In return I would like to invite you to apply to join our world famous Senna group on Facebook - believe me you won't regret it!

"The Ayrton Senna F1 Fan Club"!/group.php?gid=7594433267

Anna Avalanche said...

Hi Ty very much. I just accept your invitatuion for the fan club ty very much