Ayrton Senna Continues to Inspire After His Death

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Ayrton Senna
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Danny Olmstead, owner of Residential Foreclosure Wholesale LLC and a former race car driver, cites Ayrton Senna da Silva as an inspiration in forging his own racing career. Senna is considered one of the best drivers in the history of Formula One and helped motivate Danny Olmstead to become the best driver he could be.

Senna earned a title as a Formula One (F1) champion three different times. Tragically, he crashed his car into a concrete wall toward the beginning of the San Marino Grand Prix. This accident remains a major part of F1 history.

Senna was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he first began playing with a broken engine in his father’s garage. He started Kart racing when he was four years old, gradually learning his skills from technical trainers and moving from Kart to Formula Ford to Formula Three to Grand Prix racing.

Senna died in his last race when he was 33 years old. By that time, he had earned 41 victories, 65 pole positions, 3 world championships, and 19 fastest laps in 161 races. Today, he is memorialized in the Ayrton Senna Institute, which helps disadvantaged people in Brazil. He donated millions of his own money to open the institute, determined to continue helping others after he died.