I didn’t used to get worked up about DSJ’s advocacy of Ayrton Senna. After all, Senna has the record to back up his claims. But after reading the latest Letter to Readers I am beginning to wonder if the old fellow hasn’t flipped. Does DSJ seriously think that Senna’s admission that he would rather cause a crash than compete in a motor race wouldn’t have mattered if it had been made in Portuguese? That wasn’t the way I was brought up.
My opinion, for what it is worth, is that Senna has revealed himself to have the methods and morals of a school bully. On the assumption that you can tell a firm by the company it keeps, a Honda will not be on my list of possibles when I look for a new car next year. I’m almost sorry I don’t smoke.