Inspiration, Legend is the one and only Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna da Silva 21 March 1960 – 1 May 1994 (aged 34)
Once in a while, the world has an all rounded person. In my view I would have to say one of these occasion was the existence of Senna. He was talented, passionate, caring, an inspiration and a true legend. He lived a daring yet extremely passionate life.
Firstly in terms of his career. Where he pushed himself to his limit then continued to push a bit further and before he and everyone realized he had suppressed his own speed/ limits and achievements, showing true greatest in the sport of racing.
Secondly to the people in his country. During his lifetime he had donated millions of dollars of his personal fortune (estimated at $400 million at the time of his death) to numerous children charities. Furthermore after his death his charities continue to help others in need.
Thirdly his love for his religion, for God. Helped him become a great person.
Fourthly his love for his family, to the outside world we cannot really say much about his personal life but someone who cared so much about his work and about others, we can only imagine would care so much more for his family.
Senna’s passion for racing pushed him through greater boundaries each time he raced. It seemed effortless when he was racing, as him and the racing car and tracks would merge into one and glide.
His talent, determination, passion, persistence in racing lead him to achieve greatness in the sport and in his life, yet it could be said that these qualities also lead to his fatal end. As he would keep pushing himself and had no fear of danger that lead to him constantly racing against death too.
It was so cruel how he left this world, but knowing he went to a better place and will always be looking over everyone brings a form of comfort, and knowing that his influence, inspiration and work will continue to live on for a very long time, shows he will not die in vain, and he would be remembered for generations to come.
A long awaited film about Senna will hit our screen this summer, which will allow many to re-live his greatest moments, younger generation will be introduced to a legendary person and once again we will be inspired.

RIP Ayrton Senna

Some Quotes:

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.”

“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. I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitation, psychological limitations. It’s a way of life for me. If you have God on your side, everything becomes clear. My biggest error? Something that is to happen yet. 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. When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough. You will never know the feeling of a The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.”

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