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20 years since the death of Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna

The three time Formula One World Champion, who was considered one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport, was killed while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix

Top photo: Brazilian Formula 1 race car driver Ayrton Senna in his car at the starting line before the San Marino F1 Grand Prix on the Imola Circuit, Imola, Italy, May 1, 1994. Senna died a few hours later after an accident during the race.
Photo by Dario Mitidieri/Getty Images

Middle photo: Ayrton Senna of Brazil sits in the cockpit of his McLaren Formula One racing car during a qualifying session at the US Grand Prix in Phoenix on 10 March 1991
Photo by Mike Powell/ALLSPORT/Getty Images

Bottom photo: Undated portrait of the F1 World Champion Ayrton Senna
Photo by Klemantaski Collection/Getty Images

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