61+ 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

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

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

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

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

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

Fear is exciting for me. – Ayrton Senna

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

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

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

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

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

If you think I’m fast, just wait until you see my nephew Bruno. – 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

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

Sometimes I try to beat other people’s achievements but, on many occasions,, I find it’s better to beat my own achievements. That can give me more satisfaction. I don’t feel happy if I am comfortable. Something inside me pushes me when I get comfortable. It makes me go farther and I want to keep pushing. – Ayrton Senna

It’s very hard to win without any problems. To win, you have to fight. And many times, this fight means to indispose in certain ways with some people, to prevail your beliefs. Your point of view, your ideas and your personality above everything. If you don’t fight hard, you lose your own way. And if you lose your own way, you’re nobody. So, to achieve this line of conduct, you have to fight very hard. And in many times, you really have to fight. – 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

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

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

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

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

By 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

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

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

I started racing go-karts. And I love karts. It’s the most breath-taking sport in the world. More than F1, indeed, I used to like it most. – Ayrton Senna

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

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

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 organisers and constructors come to the fore. – Ayrton Senna

Nothing can separate me from the love of God. – 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

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

I believe that we start to see our true personalities when we go through the most difficult moments. This is when we get stronger – 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

Whoever you are, no matter what social position you have, rich or poor, always show great strength and determination, and always do everything with much love and deep faith in God. One day you will reach your goal. – Ayrton Senna

The main thing is to be yourself. Many times, it’s through a mistake that you learn. And the main thing is to make sure you learn through your mistakes and get better. – 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

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

The past is just data. I only see the future. – 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

Pure driving, pure racing, that´s what makes me happy. – 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I felt as though I was driving in a tunnel. The whole circuit became a tunnel… I had reached such a high level of concentration that it was as if the car and I had become one. Together we were at the maximum. I was giving the car everything – and vice versa. – Ayrton Senna

It is important, when your technical equipment is not the best, to believe there will always be a better race; that is a part of my motivation. – Ayrton Senna

The day it arrives, it will arrive. It could be today or 50 years later. The only sure thing is that it will arrive. – Ayrton Senna

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