39 Breathtaking Ayrton Senna Quotes

Ayrton Senna was a Brazilian race car driver best known for wining three Formula One World Champtionships for McLaren and widely regarded as being one of the best drivers of all time. Senna passed away due to injuries he sustained in a racing crash in 1994. Many words of wisdom were shared during his career and professional successes. Here is a look at some of the most notable Ayrton Senna quotes of all time.

“And so 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.”

“And suddenly I realised 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.”

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

“Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others.”

“I am not designed to come second or third. I am designed to win.”

“I believe if you are doing something like competing, like motor racing, you either do well or forget it.”


“I believe in the ability of focusing strongly in something, then you are able to extract even more out of it.”

“I believe that we start to see our true personalities when we go through the most difficult moments. This is when we get stronger.”

“I cannot live on an island of prosperity when I’m surrounded by a sea of misery.”

“I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitation, psychological limitations. It’s a way of life for me.”

“I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.”

“I want to live fully, very intensely. I would never want to live partially, suffering from illness or injury. If I ever happen to have an accident that
eventually costs my life, I hope it happens in one instant.”

“If a person has no dreams, they no longer have any reason to live. Dreaming is necessary, although in the dream reality should be glimpsed. For me this is a principle of life.”

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

“If you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver.”

“It’s going to be a season with lots of accidents, and I’ll risk saying that we’ll be lucky if something really serious doesn’t happen.”

“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.”

“It’s very hard to win without any problems. To win, you have to fight. And many times, this fight means to indispose in certain ways with some people, to prevail your beliefs. ”

“Just because I believe in God, just because I have faith in God, it doesn’t mean that I’m immune. It doesn’t mean that I’m immortal.”

“Money is a strange business. People who haven’t got it aim it strongly. People who have are full of troubles.”

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

“Nothing can separate me from the love of God.”

“Once you are in it you are in it, you have to go all the way to the end because you commit yourself to such a level where there is no compromise.”

“Pure driving, pure racing, that´s what makes me happy.”

“Racing, competing, it’s in my blood. It’s part of me, it’s part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.”

“Sometimes I try to beat other people’s achievements but on many occasions I find it’s better to beat my own achievements. That can give me more satisfaction.”

“The danger sensation is exciting. The challenge is to find new dangers.”

“The main thing is to be yourself. Many times its through a mistake that you learn. And the main thing is to make sure you learn through your mistakes and get better.”

“The past is just data. I only see the future.”

“There are no small accidents on this circuit.”

“We are made of emotions, we are all looking for emotions, it’s only a question of finding the way to experience them. There are many different ways of experience them all. ”

“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.”

“When you’re not happy, you need to be strong to change, resisting the temptation of turning back. The weak goes nowhere.”

“Winning is the most important. Everything is consequence of that.”

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

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

“You commit yourself to such a level where there is no compromise. You give everything you have, everything, absolutely everything.”

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

Here is a look at the complete story and unauthorized biography to Ayrton Senna’s life.

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