Ayrton Senna was frank with his team. He was blunt and advised them that they would have to do a lot to keep the no. 1 – reserved for the champion – on the car.
Afterwards, he set out for the racetrack and admitted that his driving was off in Catalonia. The car’s inferiority compared to Williams’ cars required him to push his car to the limit so that he could find some joy in driving.
“Otherwise, how am I to be motivated to keep fighting for the title and take the risks involved in Formula 1?”
He would start again in third, without the engine with the extra 50cv promised by Honda. As it had begun to drizzle slightly before the race, Senna had them put wet weather tires on and make other set-ups to the chassis.
A. de Cesaris
Championship position after the race
Points added to the Championship
The only thing that went through my head in that moment was the memory of my accident in Mexico last year. Not again, I thought. Imagine colliding head-on and really getting hurt!