Ayrton Senna is one of the greatest drivers of all time and the greatest in the eyes of many F1 fans who saw him compete at the highest level or those who have studied his career extensively. CM Helmets always celebrates Senna’s life and his racing legacy and many of our Happy Customers are always looking to get a replica of Senna’s famous yellow helmet.
In this post, we will talk to you about Ayrton Senna’s first Formula 1 victory. When was it? On April 21st, 1985. Where? At Estoril, Portugal, where the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix took place under rainy weather, which often saw Senna deliver masterpieces.
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At the time, Senna was driving for Lotus, and he started on Pole Position on his Lotus 97T with a Renault turbo engine. He won the race by over a minute ahead of Ferrari’s Michele Alboreto, led every lap, and also recorded the Fastest Lap of the Grand Prix.
It was Senna’s first of six wins with Lotus between 1985 and 1987, and the first of his 41 Formula 1 victories.