Denis Jenkinson wrote in 1990, “I get enormous pleasure from listening to him, he is so intelligently analytical, but he needs the stimulus of an intelligent question or observation.
“He lives in an unreal world, for motor racing and Formula 1 in particular is totally unreal, but necessary if you have the passion for high-speed driving, racing and competition. You need to appreciate this and keep a sense of proportion.
“He said once, ‘Some drivers think the real world is Formula 1, but they are wrong, you know. The real world is being at home and waking up in the morning to meet your family and your friends’.”
“Children were always uppermost in his mind; he loved children, and he knew that unless something was done to improve their chances of a proper education then they would have no future,” said his sister Viviane.
“He believed that, with the right opportunities and with proper schooling, you could achieve anything,”
And if you download the Motor Sport app for your mobile device, you’ll be able to read six hand-picked stories on Senna as we examine his legacy 25 years on from his tragic death.
Whatever you may think about Senna, his importance to the motor sport community is undeniable. Senna sempre.