February 9, 2012
Ayrton Senna wanted to quit F1 for karting.
On the Friday before he was killed at Imola in 1994, Ayrton Senna told a friend he wanted to quit Formula One that night and go back to Brazil and build karts, a discipline we know from the movie "Senna" he considered the purest form of racing.
That's the story Angelo Parilla (of IAME kart engine group) told a Dutch Karting magazine.
"...The car is not handling, this British team is crazy, I want to stop. I will decide tonight."
Bonus video after the jump. Having drivers do karting events should be mandatory part of the F1 season.