The motor racing world has paid several homages to Ayrton Senna on the date the Brazilian driver’s birthday. Using social networks, like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, F-1 teams and both Brazilian and foreign drivers expressed themselves today with beautiful messages celebrating the memory of the three-time F-1 world champion.

McLaren, with which Senna won his three titles (1988-1990-1991), highlighted the doodle honoring the Brazilian driver on the world’s biggest search website, Google. Lotus, Toro Rosso and Mercedes GP also paid tribute.


In the case of the German team – winner of the season’s first Grand Prix, in Australia, last Sunday – the hashtag #ObrigadoAyrton (“Thank you Ayrton” in Portuguese) was retweeted by their driver, Lewis Hamilton, who always mentions Senna as his greatest idol.

Brazilian drivers who race in the class have also spoken up, like Felipe Massa, Williams’ race driver, and Felipe Nasr, the team’s test driver. The Brazilian Sock Car Championship’s first race will be held this weekend, in São Paulo, and several drivers honored Senna at the Interlagos Circuit.

Check out below some of the driver’s messages on social networks:

“Happy birthday, Ayrton! Thank you for everything you’ve done for motor racing and for our sports!”, Felipe Massa
“The best #AyrtonSenna 54 years”, Felipe Nasr
“Forever, Eternal”, Helinho Castroneves
“Happy birthday, Becão! 20 years have passed, but you’ll always be close to us in our hearts!” Bruno Senna
“Happy birthday, Ayrton! you made the difference”, João Paulo de Oliveira
“20 years gone by and you’ll always be missed. Happy birthday, big idol #Senna”, Beto Monteiro
“Happy birthday, boss”, Rubens Barrichello
“#Senna 20 years. Thank you for turning motor racing into something magical, special”, Lucas di Grassi
“Feels like it was yesterday, and 20 years have passed! Thank you master!”, Allam Khodair