To Ayrton, we miss you.
Ayrton Senna, to some he was the driver they didn’t like because of the rivalry with dearest Alain. To others he was a godsend of inexplicable raw talent. To drive around Monaco one handed, I salute him. To me he was the guy I never saw race live, he is truly just a legend, my dad tells me he was magnificent and that he truly misses him. I wish I’d been born just a few short years earlier I’d have seen the hero in action. He wasn’t just a formula 1 driver, he was something else he wanted to win and made everything about winning, my all time favourite Ayrton quote is ‘you no longer go for a gap, you’re no longer a racing driver’ this sums up the man perfectly. He wasn’t there for all the fame and fortune, but he did revel in it yes, he was there to race and be the best of the best. We can all say that he never should have left Mclaren, that he’d have won more championships, maybe more than michael, if he’d stayed and just lived that bit longer, but everything happens for reason, and Ayrton going happened for a reason. He’s the sports god so to say, everyone, even if they were born post Ayrton era, knows who he is and what he achieved. He’s looked up to by so many he set the bar and the bar got overtaken, but still many regard him as the best. So while you sit up there above us all watching our 22 boys race around in cars far safer than the one that tragically took you from us, we hope you are proud of what has become of the sport that caused you so much turmoil, I hope you are proud of the world champions who owe their careers to you for inspiring them. I hope that you are happy up there, and I hope that one day when my time is done I have the honour of meeting you. In all your curly haired brazilian glory. To Ayrton we miss you eternally and we are forever greatful for your time on this world. Life ripped you away so cruelly and we wish it hadn’t happened. Until one day we meet. Rest peacefully Ayrton. From Rebecca and the entirety of the f1 fandom.