The english engineer Adrian Newey, current team designer Red Bull de F1, once again praised the figure of the Brazilian Ayrton Senna. "He was a great man", He said. And he added that he was able to fill one with his "Enthusiasm and energy".
Newey was Williams' chief designer when the triple world champion suffered his fatal accident with the FW16 at the Tamburello corner of the Imola circuit during the San Marino Grand Prix.
“The whole weekend in Imola was a horrible weekend and 23 years later, it still feels pretty raw. It was an extremely difficult moment ", Newey told Sky Sports after presenting his book "How to build a car" (How to build a car), where you have written that you would always feel, "A degree of responsibility for Ayrton's death, but not guilt".
The prestigious designer, who recalled that his work has been his "lifetime" and what was "forever" he wanted to do and what he had "Lucky to end up doing", praised the figure of Ayrton. “He was a great man. People talk about someone having an aura about them and it is very difficult to quantify why that feels, if it is because of what they have achieved or because of their personality "he warned.
“Whatever it was, Ayrton had that aura that whether you were with him or talking to him, his enthusiasm, curiosity and energy would infuse you. The little time I spent with him was very memorable. I still think that if that hadn't happened those days, maybe he would be the president of Brazil now. I guess the immediate was the feeling of loss ", Sentenció.
The Briton confessed that he never thought of the idea of a fatal accident in one of his cars. "I never thought about the following question: 'If someone goes a year, or worse, dies in a car for which I have been responsible, how would I feel?' So this happens instantly "Pointed.
“Without you are in that situation and you don't question your involvement, because if it happens once it can happen again, then you are an idiot. Both Patrick (Head, co-founder of Williams) and I went through that internal struggle ", Anadio.