Get Senna’s documentary produced back in the 1990’s. Unfortunately there is just vhs tapes available via amazon.com but Ayrton story worth the try. We are talking here of the most enigmatic character in Formula One history, a driver so passionate for racing that still today he is at the top of the list in popularity within f1 fans, promoters and even f1 drivers. Below a short documentary that the BBC made via their star car program Top Gear about Ayton’s life and passion.
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Benjamin Breny is a 21 years old Dominican raised in Belgium with a clear goal in his mind, get to Formula 1. Modern Formula 1 more than ever requires that the drivers not only have talent, it also requires from the driver a financial support so that the team could have better financial foundation to confront the high costs of running a complete season in Formula 1. This attempt by a Dominican is not the first one but at least is a serious one. Porfirio Rubirosa a Dominican Playboy raced in formula 1, just a single race and don’t even finished it.
Benjamin seems to be a decent driver with good chances of getting to the maximum category if he gets the financial support needed.
In this video Benjamin is doing a lap of the famous circuit Spa Francorchamps located in Belgium where he was raised.
The answer is yes. And for those of you who did not know, he was
a Dominican character known worldwide as a playboy. He made his mark as an international playboy, for his jet setting lifestyle, and his legendary prowess with women. Among his spouses were two of the richest women in the world.By this last fact you can tell he knew what it took to have that luxury life that he had. Racing in formula had never been cheap.
Formula one in Dominican Republic have rise in number of espectators in the last 6 years and I am prettry sure that most of them don’t know that we already had one Dominican racing in that category. To conclude Porfirio never finished that race and never competed again in the category so this may be a reason for not consider him as a serious F1 driver, also because in those years more than ever you entered the races based on your financial status and not for your talent.
Ayrton Senna was the most dominant driver of his era, basing his success on the strong ability he had to dominate whatever car he drove. Here is an small Ayrton Senna biography so you could get to know him better.
Senna’s father business success allows him to race since he was very young. Hi did his firstrace when he was just 8 years old, the pole was decided by picking up a piece of paper
from a helmet with the numbers in it, he was the first to pick and picked number one, so he got the pole position for his first go kart race held in brazil.
His father supported him from the very beginning and hired the services of Lucio Pascual Gascon to help improve the young talent. Immediately Lucio spot Senna’s potential because of the passion he puts into each race to be the first one. Senna entered each race with the mode that he was to be the first or nothing he was a truly perfectionists and he brought that to formula one as well.
He moved to Europe 1981 to pursue his plans to be a Formula One Driver. Immediately he started establishing himself as a competitive driver winning the Townsend-Thoreson Formula Ford 1600 Championships with the Van Diemen team. In 1982 he won the British and European Formula Ford 2000 championships and in 1983 he won the British Formula Three Championship with West Surrey Racing.
As it used to be, talented and mediocre drivers always started their careers on small F1 teams and Senna was not the exception. In 1984 he got the opportunity he was waiting for with the Toleman Team. But Senna’s talent helps him differentiate over the young and established drivers on small teams. On his first Formula One Race he out qualify his teammate by a gap of 2 seconds.