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Ayrton Senna's father has passed away at 94

Milton da Silva, the father of the late Ayrton Senna, died on Wednesday in Sao Paulo at the age of 94 from natural causes. Although the three-time world champion raced under his mother's surname, his father was a quiet but enduring force in Senna's life. Milton da Silva initially hoped that his son would join the family business, which included a successful metallurgical company as well as investments in construction, farms and livestock in Brazil. But the patriarch of the Senna family recognized early on his son's passion for motorsport, and supported the future F1 world champion's early racing efforts in karting and then in Formula Ford 1600 in Great Britain. However, when the great...
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