Ranking Ayrton Senna's 10 Greatest Rivals in Formula 1

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Ranking Ayrton Senna's 10 Greatest Rivals in Formula 1
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Between 1985 and 1993, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost combined to win seven world championship titles. Both drivers' careers were defined, in large part, by their intense rivalry.

Although the Senna-Prost rivalry is discussed most frequently, Senna had several other rivals in his Formula One career. The Brazilian had memorable battles with fellow champions like Nigel Mansell and Michael Schumacher, as well as less successful drivers, such as Elio de Angelis and Eddie Irvine.

Recently, Damon Hill told The Guardian's Donald McRae that, "Ayrton seemed to need battles to galvanise him – with Alain Prost and even his own team."

Here, as we remember the tragic death of Senna 20 years ago, are the top 10 rivals from his career.

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