89+ Best Ayrton Senna Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian racing driver who won the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship in 1988, 1990 and 1991, and who is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. Profoundly inspirational Ayrton Senna quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Ayrton Senna Quotes

Fear is exciting for me. Ayrton Senna

If a person has no dreams, they no longer have any reason to live. Dreaming is necessary, although in the dream reality should be glimpsed. For me this is a principle of life. Ayrton Senna

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

As soon as 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

You commit yourself to such a level where there is no compromise. You give everything you have, everything, absolutely everything. Ayrton Senna

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

I am as scared as anyone of getting hurt, especially driving a Formula One car. Ayrton Senna

The main thing is to be yourself. Many times its through a mistake that you learn. And the main thing is to make sure you learn through your mistakes and get better. Ayrton Senna

Whoever you are, no matter what social position you have, rich or poor, always show great strength and determination. Ayrton Senna

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

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

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

I was already on pole, then by half a second and then one second and I just kept going. Ayrton Senna

When you’re not happy, you need to be strong to change, resisting the temptation of turning back. The weak goes nowhere. Ayrton Senna

I started racing go karts. And I love karts. It’s the most breathtaking sport in the world. Ayrton Senna

I want to live fully, very intensely. I would never want to live partially, suffering from illness or injury. If I ever happen to have an accident that eventually costs my life, I hope it happens in one instant. Ayrton Senna

You must take the compromise to win, or else nothing. Ayrton Senna

You commit yourself to such a level where there is no compromise. You give everything you have, everything, absolutely everything. Ayrton Senna

And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver because we are competing, we are competing to win. Ayrton Senna

The main thing is to be yourself and not allow people to disturb you to be different, because they want you to be different. You gotta be yourself. Many times you throw a mistake due to your own personality or your own character or from interference that you get along the way then you learn, and the main thing is to learn from your mistakes and get better. Ayrton Senna

Nothing can separate me from the love of God. Ayrton Senna

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

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

We are made of emotions, we are all looking for emotions, it’s only a question of finding the way to experience them. Ayrton Senna

The past is just data. I only see the future. Ayrton Senna

I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitations, psychological limitations. It’s a way of life for me. Ayrton Senna

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

I believe in the ability of focusing strongly in something, then you are able to extract even more out of it. It’s been like this all my life, and it’s been only a question of improving it, and learning more and more and there is almost no end. As you go through you just keep finding more and more. It’s very interesting, it’s fascinating. Ayrton Senna

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

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

I would never want to live partially, suffering from illness or injury. Ayrton Senna

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

On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, ‘Okay, this is the limit’. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. Ayrton Senna

Once you are in it you are in it, you have to go all the way to the end because you commit yourself to such a level where there is no compromise. You give everything you have absolutely everything. Sometimes you find even more because you require more if you want to stay ahead and you want to win. Ayrton Senna

I cannot live on an island of prosperity when I’m surrounded by a sea of misery.  Ayrton Senna

The harder I push, the more I find within myself. I am always looking for the next step, a different world to go into, areas where I have not been before. It’s lonely driving a Grand Prix car, but very absorbing. I have experienced new sensations, and I want more. That is my excitement, my motivation. Ayrton Senna

The main thing is to be yourself. Ayrton Senna

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

When you’re not happy, you need to be strong to change, resisting the temptation of turning back. Ayrton Senna

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

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

I cannot live on an island of prosperity when I’m surrounded by a sea of misery. Ayrton Senna

Just because I believe in God, just because I have faith in God, it doesn’t mean that I’m immune. It doesn’t mean that I’m immortal. Ayrton Senna

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

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 are not designed to come third, fourth or fifth, I race to win. Ayrton Senna

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

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

I believe if you are doing something like competing, like motor racing, you either do well or forget it. Ayrton Senna

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

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 others. Ayrton Senna

The weak goes nowhere. Ayrton Senna

Just because I believe in God, just because I have faith in God, it doesn’t mean that I’m immune. It doesn’t mean that I’m immortal. Ayrton Senna Quotes

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

In many ways we are a dream for people, not a reality. That counts in your mind. It shows how much you can touch people, and as much as you can try to give those people somehow it is nothing compared to what they live in their own mind, in their dreams, for you. Ayrton Senna

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. Ayrton Senna

Being a racing driver means you are racing with other people. And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver because we are competing, we are competing to win. Ayrton Senna

I believe if you are doing something like competing, like motor racing, you either do well or forget it. Ayrton Senna

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

There are no small accidents on this circuit. Ayrton Senna

We are made of emotions, we are all looking for emotions, it’s only a question of finding the way to experience them. There are many different ways of experience them all. Perhaps one different thing, only that, one particular thing that Formula One can provide you, is that you know we are always expose to danger, danger of getting hurt, danger of dying. Ayrton Senna

Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others. Ayrton Senna

It’s important that the drivers stay together, because in difficult moments we have each other. If we are not together the financial and political interests of the organizers and constructors come to the fore. Ayrton Senna

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

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

If I ever happen to have an accident that eventually costs me my life, I hope it is in one go. Ayrton Senna

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

When a man holds you round the throat, I don’t think he has come to apologize. Ayrton Senna

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

Suddenly I was nearly two seconds faster than anybody else, including my team mate with the same car. Ayrton Senna

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

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

talking about the race at Imola circuit There are no small accidents on this circuit. Ayrton Senna

In many ways we are a dream for people, not a reality. Ayrton Senna

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 teammate with the same car. Ayrton Senna

The main thing is to be yourself. Ayrton Senna

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

It shows how much you can touch people, and as much as you can try to give those people somehow it is nothing compared to what they live in their own mind, in their dreams, for you. Ayrton Senna

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

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

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

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

If you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver. Ayrton Senna

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

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

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

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

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

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

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