On this day in F1 – 4th November 1990 – By TJ13 contributor The Grumpy Jackal
One of the most legendary interviews ever – At the final race meeting of the 1990 season in Australia, Jackie Stewart leads Ayrton Senna into one of the most famous and quoted lines in motor-sport history.
“If you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver”
Of course this head to head followed just two weeks after the collision between Senna’s Mclaren and Prost’s Ferrari – arguably the most heinous piece of driving ever committed on track.
As determined in front of the camera as he was in every aspect of his career Senna argued his point forcibly with another motor-sport legend – Stewart. At times disrespectfully calling him ‘Stewart’ and others when he had regained his composure ‘Jackie’.
“Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price.“ – Sun Tzu
The Samurai Jackal