It's eighteen years to the day since we lost Ayrton Senna da Silva to that fateful Imola crash. So let's take a moment to remember the man, the enigma, the talent, the legend; Acelera Ayrton, acelera. (Compilation credit to The Amazo Effect - keep an eye on their Ayrton Senna week.)
"He was the best driver who ever lived"
- Niki Lauda
"His skills, craft, subtlety, and courage were of such magnitude that he dwarfed his generation of drivers"
- Ron Dennis
"Actually, he was an even greater man outside the car than he was in it"
- Frank Williams
"He established his own limits.When he reached those limits he wanted to beat them and establish new ones. I never knew how fast he could go, I had an understanding but I didn't know."
- Alain Prost
"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.' 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 your experience as well, you can fly very high."
- Ayrton Senna, 1991