Ayrton Senna: ”Preparing for a lap like that, I concentrate as deeply as I can. I isolate all outside interference, whether it’s photographers, fans, people around me. In that state I am somehow able to get to a level where I am ahead of myself – maybe a fifth of a second, who knows?
“When my car goes into a corner, I am already at the apex, and so on. It’s the same whether I am braking, changing gear, putting on the power, whatever. In effect, I’m predicting what I’m going to face, so I can correct it before it actually happens.”