Relive Ayrton Senna's First Formula One World Championship Victory

Ask almost any modern F1 driver who their idol is, and you'll get a one word answer in return: Senna. And 25 years ago today, Ayrton Senna won his first ever Formula One World Driver's Championship. This is how he won it.


Before he died at Imola in May 1994, Senna had won three world championships. His first championship win came in 1988, which he clinched at the Japanese Grand Prix.

This video is Brazil's home commentary of Senna's first championship. If you thought those commentators knew how to celebrate a goal in a soccer game, then you've never watched one of their drivers win a race. There's shouting and they even play some sort of celebratory soundtrack.

It's something to watch.


I'm not a Formula 1 driver but what if my hero is Fangio or someone like that acceptable.