WATCH: Lewis Hamilton’s Hero Ayrton Senna Revealing His Plans to Quit F1 for NASCAR in Unearthed Interview

Published 06/20/2022, 12:45 PM EDT
Ayrton Senna, Grand Prix of Japan, Suzuka, 22 October 1989. (Photo by Paul-Henri Cahier/Getty Images)

Senna, a name that rings in the ears of anyone who enjoys motorsports. Of course, Ayrton Senna begs no introduction at all. He has won three Formula One world championships in the iconic red and white McLaren cars. On top of that, he had a legendary battle with Alain Prost. Apart from that, there is so much more Senna has achieved, which makes him a special one among other brilliant F1 drivers.

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It’s an undeniable fact that Senna is a legend in the world of motorsports. Unfortunately, the Brazilian had an untimely demise due to his crash at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

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However, many fans of Senna, even fans of motorsports, wonder what would the driver have done with his career if he hadn’t passed away. And, an old interview seems to reveal his plans.

Ayrton Senna Reveals His Plans For Racing In NASCAR

An old interview with the driver revealed his plan of trying to race Stock Cars in NASCAR. Maybe even IndyCar.

Ayrton Senna of Brazil sits aboard the #12 Camel Team Lotus Honda Lotus 99T Honda RA166E V6 turbo during practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix on 11th April 1987 at the Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet Jacarepagua circuit near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Getty Images)

Although, a Cup Series will be a completely different beast. Especially, going from the high downforce cars of Formula one to more slippery and slidey cars in NASCAR. However, Senna knows that, and he would have showcased his exceptional race craft in the high-speed ovals, too.

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Senna said, “After this, I might race in Indy (IndyCar) or NASCAR, just for fun.”

He acknowledges the fact that it will be very different as he added, “It’s going to be completely different for me. And, its gonna be a different way of life. Just to try a different lifestyle in America and I believe this will happen,”

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It would have been incredible to see the likes of Ayrton Senna in a Cup car. Unfortunately, the world of motorsports lost the legendary Brazilian driver before we could witness that. However, how do you think he would have performed in NASCAR or IndyCar? Let us know in the comments.

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Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1-NASCAR web stories creator at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, he is an avid supporter of Carlos Sainz and Scuderia Ferrari. Hetul always looks forward to the paddock going to Baku, but the part of F1 that excites him the most, is seeing the drivers tackle the 'Raidillon' at Spa.

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