Ayrton Senna Quotes – his passion for racing and life

Ayrton Senna da Silva (March 21, 1960 – May 1, 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver and three-time Formula One world champion.

Here are all Ayrton Senna’s quotes.

1. 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

2. 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

3. Fear is exciting for me. – Ayrton Senna

4. ‎With regard to performance, commitment, effort, dedication, there is no middle ground. Or you do something very well or not at all. – Ayrton Senna

5. 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

6. When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough. – Ayrton Senna

7. I don’t know driving in another way which isn’t risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than other’s. – Ayrton Senna

8. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high. – Ayrton Senna

9. Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose. – Ayrton Senna

10. I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence. – Ayrton Senna

11. And suddenly I realised 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

12. I am not designed to come second or third, I am designed to win. – Ayrton Senna

13. You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood. – Ayrton Senna

14. Women – always in trouble with them, but can’t live without them. – Ayrton Senna

15. Winning is the most important. Everything is consequence of that. – Ayrton Senna

16. The danger sensation is exciting. The challenge is to find new dangers. – Ayrton Senna

17. My biggest error? Something that is to happen yet. – Ayrton Senna

18. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high. – Ayrton Senna

19. If you have God on your side, everything becomes clear. – Ayrton Senna

20. I was already on pole, then by half a second and then one second and I just kept going. Suddenly I was nearly two seconds faster than anybody else, including my team mate with the same car. – Ayrton Senna

21. 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

22. 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

23. Money is a strange business. People who haven’t got it aim it strongly. People who have are full of troubles. – Ayrton Senna

24. 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. The same moment that you are seen as the best, the fastest and somebody that cannot be touched, you are enormously fragile. – Ayrton Senna

25. Of course 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

26. Then suddenly something just kicked me. I kind of woke up and realised that I was in a different atmosphere than you normally are. My immediate reaction was to back off, slow down. – Ayrton Senna

27. Because I believe in God and have faith in God, it doesn’t mean I am immortal. It doesn’t mean I am immune, as has been claimed. I am as scared as anyone of getting hurt, especially driving a Formula One car. – Ayrton Senna

28. 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

29. You must take the compromise to win, or else nothing. That means: you race or you do not. – Ayrton Senna

30. Because in a split second, it’s gone. – Ayrton Senna

31. There are no small accidents on this circuit. – Ayrton Senna

32. On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. – Ayrton Senna

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