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65 Famous Ayrton Senna Quotes From The Brazilian Racing Driver

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Ayrton Senna was one three-time world champion racing driver, boasting 41 Grand Prix wins and 65 pole positions.

The Brazilian Grand Prix winning racing driver was one of best formula one drivers ever, and made a vivid impression on the formula one racing drivers for generations to come. Not one to make a mistake, his accident one day at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix shook the formula one community to its very core. Ayrton Senna was the epitome of determination and mind power. The best, according to many.

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Best Ayrton Senna Quotes

These are the best quotes from the Grand Prix winning racing driver, Ayrton Senna. Ayrton Senna quotes are a great source of inspiration and determination if you ever need some motivation. Formula One racing driver, Ayrton Senna quotes can help you get that focus and increase your mind power. The Brazilian formula one racing driver icon was a big advocate of hard work and believed in putting blood, sweat and tears into everything he did. Here are some of the best Ayrton Senna quotes.

1. “Fear is exciting for me.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

4. “I am as scared as anyone of getting hurt, especially driving a Formula One car.”

– Ayrton Senna.

5. "Whoever you are, no matter what social position you have, rich or poor, always show great strength and determination.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

7. “I was already on pole, then by half a second and then one second and I just kept going.”

– Ayrton Senna.

8. “I started racing go karts. And I love karts. It’s the most breath-taking sport in the world.”

– Ayrton Senna.

9. “You must take the compromise to win, or else nothing.”

– Ayrton Senna.

10. “And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver because we are competing, we are competing to win.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

14. “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.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

16. “I would never want to live partially, suffering from illness or injury.”

– Ayrton Senna.

17. “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'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

19. “The main thing is to be yourself.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

22. “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.”

– Ayrton Senna.

Famous Ayrton Senna Quotes

Quotes from Ayrton Senna can motivate you and your friends

These Ayrton Senna quotes are some of the most famous quotes by Ayrton Senna. The McLaren team racing driver’s tragic prophecy even came true with his accident. Ayrton Senna quotes became very famous because of the Brazilian’s Grand Prix winner's personality. Some might say the Formula One racing driver's prophecy was a mistake while others will say it was meant to be because of his Grand Prix winning. Either way, here are some of the most famous Ayrton Senna quotes from the sport racing driver. Pick the ones you like to share with friends and family.

23. “You either commit yourself as a professional racing driver that's designed to win races or you come second or you come third or fifth and am not design to come third, fourth or fifth, I race to win.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

25. “Women - always in trouble with them, but can't live without them.”

– Ayrton Senna.

26. “The weak goes nowhere.”

– Ayrton Senna.

27. “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.”

– Ayrton Senna.

28. “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.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

30. “There are no small accidents on this circuit.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

32. “It was like I was in a tunnel. Not only the tunnel under the hotel but the whole circuit was a tunnel.”

– Ayrton Senna.

33. “If I ever happen to have an accident that eventually costs me my life, I hope it is in one go.”

– Ayrton Senna.

34. “When a man holds you round the throat, I don’t think he has come to apologize.”

– Ayrton Senna.

35. “Suddenly I was nearly two seconds faster than anybody else, including my team mate with the same car.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

37. “In many ways we are a dream for people, not a reality.”

– Ayrton Senna.

38. “The main thing is to be yourself.”

– Ayrton Senna.

39. “It shows how much you can touch people, and as much as you can try to give those people somehow it is nothing compared to what they live in their own mind, in their dreams, for you.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

41. “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.”

– Ayrton Senna.

42. “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.”

– Ayrton Senna.

43. “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.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

Wise Ayrton Senna Quotes

Some of the Ayrton Senna quotes are so deep, they make you think.

As far as formula one racing drivers go, Ayrton Senna was as wise as they came. With even the likes of Alain Prost acknowledging his wisdom. These wise quotes about Ayrton Senna and the way he approaches life is something we can all learn lessons from. Through these Ayrton Senna quotes we can see he had a very unique and enlightened perspective of life. Here are of the wisest Ayrton Senna quotes, racing driver formula one quotes and more.

45. “Because in a split second, it's gone.”

– Ayrton Senna.

46. “We are all looking for emotions, it's only a question of finding the way to experience them.”

– Ayrton Senna.

47. “I have no idols. I respect hard work, dedication and competence”

– Ayrton Senna.

48. “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.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

50. “If I am going to live, I want to live fully. Very intensely, because I am an intense person.”

– Ayrton Senna.

51. “The same moment that you are seen as the best, the fastest and somebody that cannot be touched, you are enormously fragile.”

– Ayrton Senna.

52. “Because I believe in God and have faith in God, it doesn't mean I am immortal.”

– Ayrton Senna.

53. ” You do something very well or not at all.”

– Ayrton Senna.

54. “I kind of woke up and realized that I was in a different atmosphere than you normally are.”

– Ayrton Senna.

55. “If a person has no dreams, they no longer have any reason to live.”

– Ayrton Senna.

56. “If you think I’m fast, just wait until you see my nephew Bruno.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

58. “It’s important that the drivers stay together, because in difficult moments we have each other.”

– Ayrton Senna.

59. "Many times, it’s through a mistake that you learn. And the main thing is to make sure you learn through your mistakes and get better."

– Ayrton Senna.

60. “If we are not together the financial and political interests of the organizers and constructors come to the fore.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

62. “‎With regard to performance, commitment, effort, dedication, there is no middle ground.”

– Ayrton Senna.

63. “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.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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

– Ayrton Senna.

65. “Dreaming is necessary, although in the dream reality should be glimpsed. For me this is a principle of life.”

– Ayrton Senna.

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