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Ayrton Senna: Die besten Zitate der Formel-1-Legende

Ayrton Senna: Die besten Zitate der Formel-1-Legende

Ayrton Senna, “The Magic”, stieg zum abgöttisch verehrten Volkshelden des bevölkerungsreichsten Landes Südamerikas auf. Er war, so Berger, “schon zu Lebzeiten eine Legende”.

Veröffentlicht am 20.03.2024

Es ist fast 30 Jahre her, dass Ayrton Senna da Silva an einem der schwärzesten Wochenenden der Formel-1-Geschichte tödlich verunglückte. 1985 gelang dem brasilianischen „Magier“ der erste GP-Sieg. Es folgten 40 weitere und die drei Weltmeister-Titel: 1988, 1990 und 1991, alle mit McLaren.

Am 21. März wäre der 1960 geborene „ewig beste Rennfahrer“ 64 Jahre alt geworden. Zu diesem Anlass erinnern wir uns an unvergessliche Zitate von Ayrton Senna:

  • „The main thing is to be yourself and not allow people to disturb you to be different because they want you to be different. You gotta be yourself.“
  • “I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
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  • “I am not designed to come second or third. I am designed to win.”
  • “The danger sensation is exciting. The challenge is to find new dangers.”
  • “Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.”
  • “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.”
Ayrton Senna 1991 honda
© Bild: Getty Images / Pascal Rondeau
  • “You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.”
  • “Winning is most important. Everything is consequence of that.”
  • “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.”
  • “I don’t know driving in another way which isn’t risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than other’s.”
Ayrton Senna
© Bild: Getty Images / Pascal Rondeau
  • “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.”
  • “I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitation, psychological limitations. It’s a way of life for me.”
  • “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.”