Three-time World Champion Ayrton Senna would have been 50 years old today.
The Brazilian legend electrified Formula 1 from the moment he arrived with the humble Toleman team in 1984 until his tragic death at the age of 34 in an accident during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Senna would ultimately win three World Championships with McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991, and developed one of the most intense rivalries in motorsport history with main opponent Alain Prost.
To mark what would have been his 50th birthday, AUTOSPORT has compiled a gallery covering Senna's spectacular career, from his early successes in junior racing to the F1 triumphs that made him a hero around the world.
Click here to visit the Ayrton Senna's Life in Pictures gallery.