On the podium, Ayrton was so nice and at one point he leaned over to me and whispered into my ear: “Well done Nigel. It’s such a good feeling, isn’t it? Now you know why I’m so difficult sometimes. I don’t ever want to lose the feeling or share it without anyone else.”
The indisputed genius that was three-time F1 World Champion Ayrton Senna, revealing in one quote his insatiable competitiveness and undeniable charm that made him so loved. The quote came in the both hugely entertaining and highly inspiring read, Staying on Track: The Autobiography (2015) by Nigel Mansell, who famously won the 1992 Formula 1 World Championship.
He sounds quite a driver
He sure was
How very interesting this sounds.
It’s a phenomenal book. I’d really recommend it. I’ve read some really good F1 books and this is right up there. Full of amusing anecdotes and explains a lot of the misconceptions about him.
I wouldn’t say I’m the biggest F1 fan, but I’m getting into it a bit more.
The stories about how people like Mansell, Hill and Villenueve got to the track, not just the track stuff itself, is fascinating. So difficult to get into the sport and so many politics behind the scenes once you get there.
Ooh now that sounds rather fascinating.