A.Senna's career FF1600-2000 F3

 

FF1600

Senna competed in the Formula Ford 1600 in 1981, he drove for Van Diemen.

 


It all started March 1 1981:

Date Circuit Competition Position
March 1 Brands Hatch P&O 5th
March 8 Thruxton Townsend-Thoresen 3th
March 15 Brands Hatch Townsend-Thoresen 1st
March 22 Mallory Park Townsend-Thoresen 2nd
April 5 Mallory Park Townsend-Thoresen 2nd
May 3 Snetterton Townsend-Thoresen 2nd
May 24 Oulton Park RAC 1st
May 25 Mallory Park Townsend-Thoresen 1st
June 7 Snetterton Townsend-Thoresen 1st
June 21 Silvertsone RAC 2nd
June 27 Oulton Park Townsend-Thoresen 1st
July 4 Donington Park RAC 1st
July 12 Brands Hatch RAC 4th
July 25 Oulton Park Townsend-Thoresen 1st
July 26 Mallory Park RAC 1st
August 2 Brands Hatch Townsend- Thoresen 1st
August 9 Snetterton RAC 1st
August 15 Donington Park Townsend-Thoresen (Euroseries) 1st
August 31 Thruxton Townsend-Thoresen 1st
September 29 Brands Townsend-Thoresen 2nd

 

Ayrton Senna Da Silva won the Championship

 

 

FF2000

 

The next step. Senna competed in both English and European FF2000 competition, with Van Diemen.

The pts were: 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1, 1 for pole & 1 for Fastest lap.

The European competition would give 2 pts for fastest lap.

Date Circuit Competition Grid Position Fastest lap Championsh. pos.
March 7 Brands Hatch British Pole 1st FL 22 pts/1st
March 27 Oulton Park British Pole 1st FL 44 pts/1st
March 28 Silverstone British Pole 1st FL 66 pts/1st
April 4 Donington Park British Pole 1st FL 88 pts/1st
April 9 Snetterton British Pole 1st FL 110 pts/1st
April 12 Silvertsone British Pole 1st FL 132 pts/1st
April 18 Zolder, Belgium EFDA Pole retired - -
May 2 Donington Park EFDA Pole 1st FL 24 pts/1st
May 3 Mallory Park British - 1st FL 153 pts/1st
May 9 Zolder EFDA Pole spin FL 27 pts/2nd
May 30 Oulton Park British - puncture - 153 pts/1st
May 31 Brands Hatch British - 1st FL 174 pts/1st
June 6 Mallory Park British - 1st FL 195 pts/1st
June 13 Brands Hatch British Pole 1st FL 217 pts/1st
June 20 Hockenheim EFDA Pole Accident - 28 pts/3th
June 26 Oulton Park British - 1st FL 238 pts/1st
July 3 Zandvoort EFDA Pole 1st - 49 pts/1st
July 4 Snetterton British - 2nd - 253 pts/1st
July 10 Castle Comble British Pole 1st FL 275 pts/1st
August 1 Snetterton British - 1st FL 296 pts/1st
August 8 Hockenheim EFDA Pole 1st FL 72 pts/1st
August 15 Osterreichring EFDA Pole 1st FL 95 pts/1st
August 22 Jyllandsring EFDA Pole 1st FL 118 pts/1st
August 30 Thruxton British - 1st FL 317 pts/1st
September 4 Oulton Park British Pole 1st - 338 pts/1st
September 5 Silvertsone British Pole 1st FL 360 pts/1st
September 12 Mondello Park EFDA - 1st FL 140 pts/1st
September 26 Brands Hatch British - 2nd FL 376 pts/1st

 

Senna won both Championships (European and English FF2000)

 

On May 30, Ayrton would drive the 'Shell Super Sunbeam for Celebrities' which he won.

November 13. Ayrton would drive a Formula 3 race at Thruxton, he got pole, fastest lap and victory... what a begin...

 

 

Formula 3

 

 

1983: The final step, before going to F1, would be F3, so that's what Ayrton did!

He would drive for the West Surrey.

The points would be 9-6-4-3-2-1, the same as F1 at the time...plus 1 for FL.

 

 

Date Circuit Grid Position FL champ. pos. Pts. Adv.
March 6 Silvertsone 2nd 1st FL 10 pts/1st +4
March 13 Thruxton Pole 1st - 19 pts/1st +6
March 20 Silvertsone Pole 1st FL 29 pts/1st +10
March 27 Donington Park Pole 1st FL 39 pts/1st +14
April 4 Thruxton Pole 1st - 48 pts/1st +16
April 24 Silverstone Pole 1st FL 58 pts/1st +22
May 2 Thruxton Pole 1st FL 68 pts/1st +26
May 8 Brands Hatch Pole 1st FL 78 pts/1st +30
May 30 Silverstone Pole 1st FL 88 pts/1st +34
June 12 Silverstone 2nd accident - 88 pts/1st +34
June 19 Cadwell park / did not race - 88 pts/1st +24
July 3 Snetterton 3th accident FL 89 pts/1st +16
July 16 Silverstone Pole 1st FL 99 pts/1st +20
July 24 Donington Park Pole 2nd FL 106 pts/1st +18
August 6 Oulton Park 2nd accident FL 107 pts/1st +19
August 29 Silverstone Pole 1st - 116 pts/1st +22
September 11 Oulton Park Pole accident - 116 pts/1st +13
September 18 Thruxton Pole Engine - 116 pts/1st +3
October 2 Silverstone 3th 2nd - 122 pts/2nd -1
October 23 Thruxton Pole 1st FL 132 pts/1st +5

 

 

 

Ayrton Senna, champion of the British F3 1983!!!

Macau race 1983:

20 november, Pole-position:

Heat1: 1st (35m 44.65s)

Heat2: 1st (35m 50.31s)

Podium: 1st (1h 11m 34.96s)

Fastest Lap!!!

 

 

 

Karting Formula 3 Lotus World-champion Senna joined Williams

Karting

FF1600-2000 F3

1984-1986

1987-1989

1990-1992

1993-1994

 

 

 

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