“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.”
It’s been eighteen years since the last driver fatality in Formula 1. On May 1, 1994, Ayrton Senna died after an accident at Imola.
His legacy to Formula 1 will surely never be forgotten. Motorsport lost a true legend that day, someone who will never ever be replaced.
If you have a chance, I highly recommend watching the documentary Senna (I know I say this a lot but really). I will definitely be doing so later today.
This clip from Top Gear was one of the first times I truly understood just how amazing Ayrton was. I was at the Tail of the Dragon with a bunch of car friends, and one friend showed me this. I couldn’t help but cry.