At the 1991 United States Grand Prix, Ayrton Senna equalled Sir Jackie Stewart’s tally of 27 Grand Prix wins, a record he would comfortably eclipse on his way to racking up over 40 trips to the top step of the podium before his death in 1994.
But just months before this race, the two were barely on speaking terms after Senna famously blew up at the Scot when he questioned the Brazilian’s propensity for accidents – their heated discussion occurred just after Senna had taken off Alain Prost at the Japanese Grand Prix to win his second championship crown.
This quote sums up Sir Jackie’s thoughts on Senna rather well:
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