The season

A new year, a new team. Ayrton Senna signed his contract with Lotus in 1984 and began with the team in 1985. Ayrton Senna finished out the first season with Lotus with two wins, seven pole positions, six podiums and 38 points, in an honorable fourth place. The relationship with Lotus lasted three seasons and brought the Brazilian driver his first wins at Formula 1, paving the path which would enable him to leave his mark in motor racing history forever.

Placing: Pilot Points:
A. Prost 73
2 M. Alboreto 53
K. Rosberg 40
Ayrton Senna 38
E. de Angelis 33
N. Mansell 31
S. Johansson 26
N. Piquet 21
J. Laffite 16
10º N. Lauda 14
11º P. Tambay 11
T. Boutsen
12º M. Surer 5
D. Warwick
13º P. Streiff 4
S. Bellof
14º R. Arnoux 3
A. de Cesaris
I. Capelli
G. Berger
Team Lotus
Car Lotus/Renault 97T
Total of tests 16
Wins 2
Poles 7
Podiums 6
Best turns 3
Leaving 10
Points 38
Classification in the Championship 4

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