Ayrton Senna’s stunning career in pictures

Ayrton Senna was a three-time world champion and widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time.

Here, the PA news agency delves into the archives to look at some of the best images from his remarkable career on the track on what would have been his 60th birthday.

Camel Lotus drivers Ayrton Senna - left, aged 27 - and Satoru Nakajima of Japan
Senna – left, aged 27 – and fellow Camel Lotus driver Satoru Nakajima of Japan (PA)
Ayrton Senna, left, after winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone
Champagne moment as Senna, left, celebrates winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone (PA)
Motor Racing – British Grand Prix – Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna
Nigel Mansell, left, was this time victorious at the British Grand Prix with third-placed Senna, right, also on the podium (PA)
Ayrton Senna, centre, shields his ears from the engine noise during the testing session at Silverstone
Senna, centre, shields his ears from the engine noise during a testing session at Silverstone (PA)
Formula One Motor Racing – European Grand Prix – Donington Park
The three-time world champion flying the Brazilian flag after victory in the European Grand Prix at Donington Park (David Jones/PA)
The Brazilian in the cockpit of his car during practice for the 1993 European Grand Prix at Doddington Park
The Brazilian in the cockpit of his car during practice for the 1993 European Grand Prix (David Jones/PA)
Ayrton Senna hitches a ride on Nigel Mansell’s Williams Renualt after he ran out of fuel on the last lap of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone
Senna hitches a ride on Mansell’s Williams Renault after he ran out of fuel on the last lap of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone (David Jones/PA)
Ayrton Senna test drives the new Rothmans Williams Renault racing car at Estoril, in Portugal in 1994
Senna test-drives the new Rothmans Williams Renault at Estoril, Portugal, in 1994 (PA)
Floral tributes at the gate of the Williams-Renault headquarters at Didcot, Oxfordshire, after the death of Ayrton Senna
Floral tributes at the gate of the Williams Renault headquarters at Didcot, Oxfordshire, after the death of Senna on May 1, 1994 (Adam Butler/PA)
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