The Legacy of Ayrton Senna
Ayrton Senna da Silva was a name to be reckoned with in the circuits of F1 racing. His motivation and desire to succeed in each and every race is something that only a select few of the drivers in the grid have today. Senna is known for racing at the limits of the formula cars during the time when there was little or no safetyÂ at play. The qualifying lap at Monaco in 1988 where he out-qualified team-mate Alain Prost and then out-qualified himself lap after lap is still regarded as the Perfect Lap ever driven.
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. 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. It was like I was in a tunnel. Not only the tunnel under the hotel, but the whole circuit was a tunnel. I was just going and going, more and more and more and more. I was way over the limit, but still able to find even more.
He has left us with some of the iconic moments in the history of Formula 1. The Monte Carlo Grand Prix where he was 55 seconds ahead of Alain Prost with his team requesting him to slow down to the Brazilian GP where he lost his third and fifth gear but when on to win the race are the moments that guarantee you ofÂ goosebumps.
The fierce competition between Senna and Prost led to many dramatic racing incidents during their time at McLaren. It is still considered by many as one of the greatest F1 rivalries. Senna came out on top to win his first ever championship title in 1988. Â Back to back titles in 1990 and 1991 saw Ayrton Senna being crowned the youngest ever three-time world champion.
He was immensely fast in the wet conditions and his stats ofÂ 41 wins and 65 pole positions were a result of his desire to push the boundaries and achieve the inevitable time and again.
Senna was always aiming for the No.1 position in the grid as he considered being second was being the first of the ones whoÂ lose. Commitment, hardÂ work and perseverance can help you achieve the glory that you were looking for. Here are a few quotes from the Brazilian legend that will rev up your heart and inspire to do well against all obstacles.