Another historic birthday of the greatest of all time. Ayrton Senna da Silva was born 56 years ago and became a Legend in his own right. A driver that challenged the sport of Formula One, and made history by doing things that was unheard of by any driver in history. Three time champ and a driver for Toleman, Lotus, McLaren, and Williams he put Formula 1 on the map because of his personality and status. A humble man who admired hard work, dedication and competence.

Although many have seen or heard about his wins with all the Formula One cars, especially the famous McLaren Honda Cars. What many don’t know is that when he started back in 1982 he had a seat with the West Surrey Racing Team. The team had a Formula 3 Car powered by a Toyota Engine, #291 that was known as the RALT RT3 Toyota. On November 13th, 1982 at Thruxton, Ayrton Senna da Silva, had his first Formula 3 drive in #291 and became the legend, as he was. Not only did he put #291 on pole, he also claimed fastest lap and went on to win that race, Senna was talked about that they never seen anyone drive as fast as he did.

 

Ayrton Senna won the Formula 3 Macao GP of 1983 with another RT3 Ralt Toyota. -Rommel Estrada #sennaforever

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