"Not only does my car & # 39; EPA, but my life is associated with Ayrton Senna", which is celebrated on Wednesday the 25th anniversary of a fatal crash, 1street May 1994 explains its biggest competitor, the French Alain Prost.
Your rivalry with Ayrton Senna made F1 history, perhaps more than any other. How do you explain this?
These are things that are due, but not completely. There is not a day when we do not talk about it. In social networks, every day, there is almost a thing is phenomenal. She said the spirits, we are not always fully implemented at the same time. To summarize, we were moved from the world of F1 professionals in a completely open world. That's where we have seen happen in the media, because there was this man fight with drivers for different characters or charisma, different cultures, different formations. This rivalry was amazing, but it also has been linked to any part of, and, unfortunately, the death of Ayrton, she remained in a frozen state. In fact, I spent two years with him in the same team, only four or five years in total (and fight for the title). I did a lot of things, I've won a lot of races and championships outside, but our story is completely linked. There is no time when it comes to simple, we will not tell you Senna or vice versa. Not only my car & # 39; EPA, but my life is connected with it. To live with him for thirty years.
How to live with the weight of such a story?
When we were running against each other, they were about 50% of people who worshiped you and 50% who hate you, it was really strange. After my arrest in 1993, it was already in a different way. Fortunately, there have been almost six months since the friendship, when I retired from F1 to the accident. It completely changed the relationship. And after Ayrton's death, I would say that the supporters of the Seine, of course, not all, because there is always an irreducible, but the vast majority of them have adopted a common history, not against simple Sena, and it's beautiful. That is why I am also very lucky to live that way. There are some cases hostility, people who have seen the film (documentary "Senna" British Asif Kapadia, released in 2010), which is a & # 39 is a nonsense, it is a shame, but otherwise all the other fabulous when I go to Brazil, I, perhaps the most famous in France and has an incredible diligence, because there is something that was respected because I & # 39; is part of the Senna Foundation, which I have always been very close to his family & # 39; and.
An accident with a fatal outcome Senna Grand Prix of San Marino at Imola he changed F1?
There is a before and after. From a security standpoint, there has been a small step forward, but – it's hard to say, because it was an accident fatal Roland Ratzenberger on Saturday and the crash of Rubens Barrichello on Friday – without the accident of Ayrton Sunday, there would be no major changes. The collapse came Ayrton completely messing up things from the point of view of safety for many drivers.