Senna

1985 TP3. Discovered 1985 Oct. 11 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named in memory of Ayrton Senna Da Silva (19601994), Brazilian race-car driver. One of the greatest race-car drivers of all time, he competed in the top category of motor sport, Formula One. His career highlights in this top echelon include 65 pole positions, 19 fastest laps, 41 victories and three championships. He was tragically killed while competing in his 161st race. (M 25980)

Name suggested by the Astronomical Society of South Australia and the Ayrton Senna Fan Club of Australia, the 1993 Australian Grand Prix having been his last victory.

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