The Mind of a Grand Prix Driver

From: http://www.grandprix.com/ft/ft22800.html

Categories: Ayrton SennaAyrton Senna FoundationClyde BrolinOverdriveOverdrive: Formula One In The Zone

Senna loved winning too, of course: he was obsessed by it as champions are. But what separates him is that he came to realise there was more to life – and that is why people are making films about him today. He had the visionary mystique to know in a world of plenty you do not have to have ‘have-nots’ to have ‘haves’.

His trainer Josef Leberer told me: “During my first year with Ayrton we were driving through Sao Paulo when we saw a favela and I
asked how he felt when he saw these people. He said it was very hard for him and it hurt a lot, but that you have to be powerful to effect any real change and he was not there yet.

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