As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.— Ayrton Senna
Delightful Auto Racing quotations
What's behind you doesn't matter.
Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win.
Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you.
The winner ain't the one with the fastest car. It's the one who refuses to lose.
Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports.
.. all the others are games.
There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering;
all the rest are merely games.
If you can leave two black stripes from the exit of one corner to the braking zone of the next, you have enough horsepower.
As far as cheating goes, they'll never stop it.
The only way it can be done successfully, only one person can know about it.
If you're in control, you're not going fast enough.
It is amazing how many drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down.
When I look fast, I'm not smooth and I am going slowly.
And when I look slow, I am smooth and going fast.
Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built.
Winning is everything. The only ones who remember you when you come second are your wife and your dog.
Once you've raced, you never forget it...and you never get over it.
Turbochargers are for people who cant build engines.
Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.
Moonshiners put more time, energy, thought, and love into their cars than any racer ever will. Lose on the track, and you go home. Lose with a load of whiskey, and you go to jail.
It's basically the same, just darker.
We broke something, I think it was traction.
When I started racing my father told me, 'Cristiano, nobody has three balls but some people have two very good ones.'
When you win a race your on top that day, so take it for what its worth, have a good time and party, cause the next day when you get out of bed, the meter goes back to zero again.
It's like flying jet fighters in a gymnasium
You win a race, the next race it’s a question mark.
Are you still the best or not? That’s what is funny. But that’s what is interesting. And that’s what is challenging. You have to prove yourself every time.
Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others.
Calling upon my years of experience, I froze at the controls.
The crashes people remember, but drivers remember the near misses.
It's basically the same, just darker.
(on racing Saturday nights as opposed to Sunday afternoons, 1991
Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down.
The best way to make a small fortune in racing is to start with a big one.
Everything we do needs to be geared toward making the sport [auto racing] more accessible to the fans - the rules of the sport, how the race plays itself out, how people qualify into the races - everything needs to be as easy to understand as possible.
There have been other tracks that separated the men from the boys.
This is the track that will separate the brave from the weak after the boys are gone.
Someone I talked to who covered auto racing for a lot of years said she believed there was a 60 percent chance that Junior qualified with a car not quite up to code and people looked the other way because there’s no points involved [with the pole].
So "Grand Theft Auto," for those who don't know, is the video game series where players pretend to drive cars around these virtual cities, getting points for winning street races and killing people and generally creating mayhem. So, of course, we should make the robots practice driving in a violent, lawless dystopia.
There was a day when you could identify a NASCAR Ford, Chevrolet, or Dodge and they actually looked like "stock cars." Now they are pod machines, slick on the outside but still powered by the same Neanderthal carbureted pushrod V-8s that have been under their hoods for half a century. If this is real auto racing, then the WWF ought to be part of the Olympics.