Motorstore Gallery feature star: Ayrton Senna's first F1 victory

The first win for a driver is always special, but Ayrton Senna's maiden Formula 1 victory was a moment that changed the world.

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The 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril was held on a cold, rainy day, in some of the toughest weather in F1 history.

From pole position, Senna dominated in atrocious conditions in his Lotus-Renault. He beat Ferrari's Michele Alboreto by over a minute, and lapped everyone else!

The weather was so bad that even his arch-rival of the future, Alain Prost, spun out on the straight.

But Senna had it all under control to score the first of his 41 Grand Prix victories – a truly special moment in the sport's history.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ayrton Senna
Article type Special feature