“There is no end to the knowledge that you can get or the understanding or the peace by going deeper and deeper. I pray regularly, not because it is a habit but because it has innovated my life. I hardly go to church because the only time I feel really good in a church is when there’s nobody there.”
26th April 2013: I’m reposting this in enthusiasm for Senna, and for the current F1 season, which seems like one of the most interesting so far. Since I wrote this in 2011 I took my kids to see the film Senna, where in-car footage of the man driving flat out had them riveted to their seats. Senna is still one of the most widely celebrated individuals in sport, and worth remembering, 19 years on from May 1, 1994.
In his lifetime, Ayrton Senna was acknowledged as the greatest F1 racing driver in the world. Gifted with immense natural skill and technical understanding, he rose to the top of the sport and became world champion three times, an astonishing achievement. Even his detractors admitted he had no equal inside a racing car, and though his professional methods were tough, that was the nature of the sport he was in: to finish…
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