If you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver.— Ayrton Senna
Mind-blowing Racing Driver quotations
Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers.
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.
The winner ain't the one with the fastest car. It's the one who refuses to lose.
You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race.
The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.
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.
Once you've raced, you never forget it...and you never get over it.
The racing driver's mind has to have the ability to have amazing anticipation, coordination, and reflex. Because of the speed the car goes.
The best classroom of all times was about two car lengths behind Juan Manuel Fangio.
Racing drivers have balls, unfortunantly, none of them are crystal
The era of gentleman racing drivers is ended.
I wish they would pass a law where all Democrats and Republicans had to wear NASCAR racing suits, because if you look at the NASCAR drivers, it tells who their sponsors are. And if they do that, we could then become informed voters, because we would know who owns them.
I think fear is what keeps us from going over the edge.
I mean, as a race car driver, I don't think what makes a good race car driver is a fearless person. I think it's somebody that is comfortable being behind the wheel of something that's somewhat out of control.
Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others.
I am a racer. I'm not a race car driver. I am a racer. I race. That's what I do. I don't go on vacations. I don't take my family on vacations because I don't have a family. My family is the racing family.
Ukyo Katayama is undoubtedly the best Formula One driver that Grand Prix racing has ever produced
If you don't cheat, you look like an idiot;
if you cheat and don't get caught, you look like a hero; if you cheat and get caught, you look like a dope. Put me where I belong.
Like NASCAR race drivers or PGA golfers, why not require each of the [US presidential] candidates to cover their clothing, briefcases and staff with the logo patches of their corporate sponsors?
By being a racing driver means you are racing with other people.
And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver because we are competing, we are competing to win.
If you are a straightforward racing driver you should always see your limits.
You have to be objective and not come up with any bullshit.
Juan Fangio was the great man of racing, whilst Stirling Moss was the epitome of a racing driver.
The crashes people remember, but drivers remember the near misses.
A racing driver has to be a good driver.
The driver of a racing car is a component.
When I first began, I used to grip the steering wheel firmly, and I changed gear so hard that I damaged my hand.
Every little kid has always wanted to be a race car driver. This gets some of that out.
There are those who keep out of mischief, and there are the adventurers, ‘ he said. “We racing drivers are adventurers; the more difficult something is, the greater the attraction that comes from it.
The racing driver needs to be fed a diet of other racing drivers.
To be a racing driver it's essential you have very good eyesight, and that's especially relevant at night. Your senses are heightened, you're travelling over 200mph, you need to focus on that 110-metre braking point and you have to have absolute faith and commitment in your driving.
Nobody is born with a steering wheel or a gear shift in his hand.
It's something you choose to do or you don't.
Let me ask you. If someone called you and offered you a ride in the Indianapolis 500 and you were a male race car driver, would you turn the ride down?
You either commit yourself as a professional racing driver that's designed to win races or you come second or you come third or fifth and am not design to come third, fourth or fifth, I race to win.
I am someone who places great value on the detail.
That was always the case, even in my days as a racing driver.
Kyle Busch has got to be the loneliest NASCAR driver ever.
He's led so many laps he never sees anybody in front of him for two-thirds of the race. He just sees clean racetrack...He's the Maytag guy.