Since it’s 18 years since Ayrton Senna’s death and internet is (once again) going crazy about him, I would like to add my thoughts about Ayrton and about the whole thing too.
The fact is that Ayrton is one of my favourite drivers ever and I do admire and respect him greatly. He was undobtedly one of the greatest drivers ever, he was also very charismatic but also - he was a person. Just a person, no god or something like that.
Yes, I can understand that for many people he can be something like a big hero or a role model. But it doesn’t mean people should start gloryfying him or speak about him as about some flawless, perfect, unhuman entity. He was a person, a human - like all of us. Yes, he was incredibly talented, charismatic and everything but he wasn’t flawless and also he was sometimes making mistakes or behaving not in the best way. In fact, this is what I like about him. That he wasn’t perfect and he still managed to achieve what he achieved. What point would admiring somebody flawless or godly have? It would be only natural that if he was like this he would be winning everything etc. But he would also be boring at least according to me (I admit this depends on how other people perceive it). I definitely prefer Ayrton as an incredibly talented and special person also with his flaws rather the Ayrton, the untouchable god we are not worthy of - the image some of his huge fans are creating about him. I really don’t like this kind of ’Senna fanatism’ it reminds me religious fanatics in a way and at least in my eyes it’s in a way ruining my memory of him.
So, that’s what I wanted to say. I hope it makes sense at least a bit, it was quite hard to write down what I mean and how I feel about the whole thing..