(Read in you best Jeremy Clarkson voice. In you mind. Not out loud... because you'd look like a fool doing that)
- Some people say he was the best racing driver. In the world...
- Some say he was too aggressive...
- Some say he was just passionate and committed...
- Some say records will never show him as a great because numbers, and that's too bad...
- Some say there were better drivers before, during or after his time...
- But all I know is, he's called Senna.
OK, seriously now, if you don't know what that name means, read this (if you do but want to know more about the intense persona he was, read it as well. His last were the most intense and demonstrative days):
The last 96 hours of Ayrton Senna
And if you haven't seen it, see the Documentary here:
Ayrton Senna BBC Documentary - Part 1 of 4 from Greg Murray on Vimeo.
Ayrton Senna BBC Documentary - Part 2 of 4 from Greg Murray on Vimeo.
Ayrton Senna BBC Documentary - Part 3 of 4 from Greg Murray on Vimeo.
Ayrton Senna BBC Documentary - Part 4 of 4 from Greg Murray on Vimeo.
Finally, if you want to compare him to anyone you know, forget other racing car drivers. He was on a league of his own.
He was unique, exceptional and only comparable to other "aliens" from other categories, like Marc Marquez on a bike, or Ronnie O'Sullivan on a snooker table.
Natural talent. You either have it or you don't. No matter how many records you own, or races you win.