This is awesome. Since Ayrton Senna came up the ranks well ahead of the digital age, there isn't much online video of him racing during his formative years. But the Internet is full of surprises. The video above captures Senna racing Formula Ford 2000 at Ireland's Mondello Park in 1982.

Before you tune in to football this afternoon, watch this. That Senna, he was pretty good at the driving.

If you want more context, Calvin Fish, who also raced that day, talked to Marshall Pruett about that particular event. His comments are over at R&T.

Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving.