Two-time Formula 1 world champion (1963 and 1965), Jim Clark was one of the greatest drivers of all time and one of the main sources of inspiration for Ayrton Senna in motorsport.

The Brazilian did not have the opportunity to meet the Scotsman, but in February 1991, the year of his third championship, the then McLaren driver went to the “Jim Clark Room”, a house with a historic collection of the British driver, located in Duns, Scotland.

As a visitor, Ayrton signed the museum’s guest book and was able to admire the trophies, overalls and other various items of the poles position record holder until Senna’s arrival in F1. The museum was closed on May 31, 2018 for renovations, but is reopen in the middle of 2019.

Also in February 1991, Senna paid a visit to the school where Clark studied between 1949 and 1952, a place that still had homage to the legendary pilot on the walls. Senna met with the students at the college theater and answered some questions, several of them related to his career, but one of them ended up calling attention: “Senna, how do you manage to reconcile religion with F1?”

I had a very good experience today when I arrived at school, because I was taken to the chapel – which you all know. Talking about religion is a delicate point, it is very difficult and very easy to be misunderstood. But for me it is a fact, ”replied Senna. “It is not just reading the Bible, where you read in black and white, but I strive to understand life through God. It means every day of my life. Not only when I’m at home, but also when I’m doing my job”, he added.