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Ayrton Senna’s Legacy Extends Far Beyond the Track 20 Years After His Death

Ayrton Senna is rightly remembered as one of the greatest drivers to ever sit behind the wheel of a Formula One race car. His 41 wins, 65 poles and three world championships are still near the top of the all-time lists—although they could have been so much more. The safety improvements that followed his and Roland Ratzenberger's deaths at Imola in 1994 are also frequently mentioned as part of his legacy, and they are certainly important, as well. And yet, those elements do not come close to telling the whole story.  Yes, Senna's on-track brilliance was inspiring to his legions of Brazilian fans and to millions of others around the world. But away from the circuit, he wanted to use his wealth and influence to empower poor, yo...

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