Childhood

Pequeno Ayrton em 1965 em sua casa no Bairro Jardim São Paulo
Ayrton Senna was raised in the North Zone of the city of São Paulo in Serra da Cantareira, where he shared a room with his brother, Leonardo.

It was from there that he went to high school and to the racetrack; crossing the entire city of São Paulo to kart race at Interlagos.

Most of the time these trips were made with him driving the car in order to arrive faster.

One of the drivers that was hired to drive him didn’t stay in the job long: “Why should I continue as a driver if it is the young guy who does the driving?”Pequeno Ayrton em 1965 em sua casa no Bairro Jardim São Paulo
Ayrton Senna was raised in the North Zone of the city of São Paulo in Serra da Cantareira, where he shared a room with his brother, Leonardo.

It was from there that he went to high school and to the racetrack; crossing the entire city of São Paulo to kart race at Interlagos.

Most of the time these trips were made with him driving the car in order to arrive faster.

One of the drivers that was hired to drive him didn’t stay in the job long: “Why should I continue as a driver if it is the young guy who does the driving?”