Once upon a time, in the worldwide web, there was a blog that began with an entry to pay tribute to (one of) the greatest professional driver of all time:
Ayrton Senna (1960-1994)
ladies & kids,
- Three-time Formula 1 World Champion
- His death was the crucial point in F1's safety improvements. No fatalies since then.
- Mr. Schumacher, Mr. Hakkinen & Mr. Hamilton's are among his biggest fans.
- Psst! He did well in school so he won't have to study when gets home, just kart race :)
Top Gear tribute: Season 15 Episode 4 (2010)
One of Great Britain's highest grossing documentary films (2010)
1992, in the mid of a race, he got out of his car, RAN ACROSS THE TRACK (OMG!) & helped a fellow driver from a heavy crash! 2 years after, he suffered the same fate...and passed away :(
"You either commit yourself as a professional racing driver that is design to win races or you come 2nd, or you come 3rd or you come 5th. And I am not design to come 3rd or 5th, I race to win."
"...everything that I've gotten out of life was obtained through dedication and a tremendous desire to achieve my goals...a great desire for victory, meaning victory in life, not as a driver. To all of you who have experienced this or are searching now, let me say that whoever you may be in your life, whether you're at the highest or most modest level, you must show great strength and determination and do everything with love and a deep belief in God. One day, you'll achieve your aim and you'll be successful."
"I cannot live on an island of prosperity when I'm surrounded by a sea of misery."
This man had a big heart. It's not a surprise when Brazil had 3 days of national mourning. Lewis Hamilton was there. He was 9 years old.
If Hollywood were to make a movie of him. James Franco will look the part.