If this was the case, did Senna consider Brundle a full rival? Would you only consider someone a rival if they had the same ambition. Also, did Brundle not actually want to get to the top - or is that one of those optical illusions that appears?
I think Brundle could have got to the top, but was his confidence knocked from his crash in Dallas 1984 when he broke both ankles, and thus prevent a future Senna/Brundle rivalry to re-emerge? Or is this a case of talent fading when it was needed, i.e. brilliant in lower formulae, fail to impress in the big time?
Thoughts, mainly asking:
a) did Senna think MB was a rival
b) did MB's crash knock his confidence; and thus prevent the rivalry from having a "Part II"?
Edited by D.M.N., 02 September 2009 - 17:34.