Was Ayrton Senna a genius or just a reckless driver whose luck just ran out? by Tony Garcia
Answer by Tony Garcia:
Ayrton Senna possessed a driving talent that approached sheer genius; he was also arrogant, with a belief in his own near-divinity. When the Brazilian was once put on the spot over a misdemeanour on the track, he replied: “But I am Senna.”
Sir Jackie Stewart, one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, said Senna was a driver who took too many risks and drove beyond the level of his skill.
Stewart also made the point that Senna always put himself in a position that other drivers had to react to prevent an accident.
As former Formula One drive and current commentator on the sport Martin Brundle once said, Senna was a huge paradox. He could happily force someone off the track one lap, then stop to help a crashed driver the next.