22 Most Famous Ayrton Senna Quotes

22 Most Famous Ayrton Senna Quotes

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Ayrton Senna was a race driver from Brazil. During his career he won three Formula One World Championships and six Grand Prix. He was the most recent driver to be killed during a Formula One World Championship on May 1, 1994 at the age of 34.

“And suddenly I realized that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension.”

“Basically our championship starts here. Fourteen races, not sixteen. It’s not a comfortable position to be in, but that’s the reality. The team is conscious about the challenge we have to
make to recover the ground over Benetton.”

“Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.”

“Fear is exciting for me.”

“I started racing go-karts. And I love karts. It’s the most breathtaking sport in the world. More than F1, indeed, I used to like it most.”

“I was already on pole, then by half a second and then one second and I just kept going. Suddenly I was nearly two seconds faster than anybody else, including my team mate with the same car.”

“If I ever happen to have an accident that eventually costs me my life, I hope it is in one go. I would not like to be in a wheelchair. I would not like to be in a hospital suffering from
whatever injury it was. If I’m going to live, I want to live fully, very intensely, because I am an intense person. It would ruin my life if I had to live partially.”

“If you have God on your side, everything becomes clear.”

“It’s important that the drivers stay together, because in difficult moments we have each other. If we are not together the financial and political interests of the organisers and
constructors come to the fore.”

“My biggest error? Something that is to happen yet.”

“Of course there are moments that you wonder how long you should be doing it because there are other aspects which are not nice, of this lifestyle. But I just love winning.”

“On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, ‘Okay, this is the limit.’ As soon as you touch
this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”

“Then suddenly something just kicked me. I kind of woke up and realised that I was in a different atmosphere than you normally are. My immediate reaction was to back off, slow down.”

“There are no small accidents on this circuit.”

“These things bring you to reality as to how fragile you are; at the same moment you are doing something that nobody else is able to do. The same moment that you are seen as the best, the
fastest and somebody that cannot be touched, you are enormously fragile.”

“Wealthy men can’t live in an island that is encircled by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance.”

“When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough.”

“Whoever you are, no matter what social position you have, rich or poor, always show great strength and determination, and always do everything with much love and deep faith in God. One day
you will reach your goal.”

“With regard to performance, commitment, effort, dedication, there is no middle ground. Or you do something very well or not at all.”

“With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”

“Women – always in trouble with them, but can’t live without them.”

“You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.”