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Did Ayrton Senna speak Italian?


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#1 Jackmancer

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:13

Hi Autosport forum, quick question I'd like to verify. I'm writing a piece on Senna's time in Italy but I wonder if he spoke Italian. I think so, but it's difficult to find anything on Google, everything leading to the things I'm not looking for.



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#2 realracer200

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:34

Hi Autosport forum, quick question I'd like to verify. I'm writing a piece on Senna's time in Italy but I wonder if he spoke Italian. I think so, but it's difficult to find anything on Google, everything leading to the things I'm not looking for.

 

He most certainly did, i heard him speaking italian on numerous occasions.



#3 Luca Pacchiarini

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:18

Sorry, can't find find references but he would regularly speak with Italian journalists in their own language.

Most likely due to his first karting days in Europe.

#4 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:39

I just finished watching highlights from the 1991 Italian Grand Prix. He was certainly speaking Italian in the press conference, as was Alain Prost.

#5 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:51

 

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