SENNA, THE GREATEST DRIVER EVER

Senna was a great thinker on and off the track, and this was his greatest asset as a racing driver.

BY IAN DE COTTA

THE NAME Ayrton Senna has been all over the news over the last week. The late Brazilian died tragically in a deadly crash at Imola in 1994 but, 21 years later, Lewis Hamilton has resurrected Senna ahead of the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, as he chases two marks belonging to the legend over the next two days. Mercedes star Hamilton is aiming for an eighth successive pole position at the end of qualifying tonight to match Senna’s world record, and he is also going for win No. 41 here tomorrow to move alongside his idol.

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