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Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose

In 1994, three-time Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna’s car crashed into a concrete barrier while he was racing in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix in Italy.

The Brazilian driver died shortly afterwards, just a day after another driver, Roland Ratzenberger, had also suffered a fatal accident. In Ayrton’s native Brazil, three days of national mourning were declared.

The Formula One star seemed destined for a career on the race track, after being given his first go-kart at the age of four. A champ in his youth, he later surprised people when he revealed that kart-racing with Brit teammate Terry Fullerton had been among the most exhilarating times of his career.

Ayrton is still regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time and said determination was key to his success. “Whoever you are, no matter what social position you have, rich or poor, always show great strength and determination,” he said.

“Always do everything with much love and deep faith in God. One day you will reach your goal”.