Genius and Mystical Experience: Ayrton Senna

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26th April 2013: I’m reposting this in enthusiasm for Senna, and for the current F1 season, which seems like one of the most interesting so far.  Since I wrote this in 2011 I took my kids to see the film Senna, where in-car footage of the man driving flat out had them riveted to their seats.  Senna is still one of the most widely celebrated individuals in sport, and worth remembering,  19 years on from May 1, 1994.

In his lifetime, Ayrton Senna was acknowledged as the greatest F1 racing driver in the world.  Gifted with immense natural skill and technical understanding, he rose to the top of the sport and became world champion three times, an astonishing achievement.  Even his detractors admitted he had no equal inside a racing car, and though his professional methods were tough, that was the nature of the sport he was in: to finish…

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I have a great interest in both scientific advances and the beauty of religion, and created www.scienceandreligion.com about 15 years ago with the aim of finding common ground between the scientist and the believer, and to encourage debate between the two sides.
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