THAT MONACO LAP
“I was already on pole, then by half a second and then one second and I just kept going. Suddenly I was nearly two seconds faster than anybody else, including my team mate with the same car. And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension... I was way over the limit, but still able to find even more.” Ayrton Senna took pole at Monaco in 1988 by 1.427secs from Alain Prost – a lifetime in F1 terms. He later said: “That was the maximum for me. I never really reached that feeling again.” Nor could he tone it down during the race. He crashed on lap 67.