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15 Most Tragic Deaths Of Formula One Drivers

2. Ayrton Senna (1994)

Ayrton died on May 1, 1994, a day after Ratzenberger’s death. The Brazilian was a three-time world champion by the time of his death winning 1988, 1990 and 1991 world championships driving for McLaren.

source:edition.cnn.com

Ayrton had started racing from the age of 13 when he was entered in a karting competition by his father. He, however, begun racing for formula one in 1984. The untimely death of Ayrton occurred when his car swerved off the track and crashed into a barrier. The driver sustained skull fractures that led to his death.

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