The fastest qualifying lap – Monaco GP, 1991

Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna’s qualifying lap for Monaco Grand Prix 1991 has made it in the Formula One history as one of the fastest lap records. Reaching speeds of 270 km/h and finishing the lap in just 1:20 minutes, the on-board video footage is electrified with the intensity of the mastered skill of the driver.

After all this time Ayrton’s words are still inspiring, urging us to never stop: “You think you have a limit. And then you go for this limit, and touch this limit, and then you think – OK, this is the limit. As soon as you touch this limit, something happens in you; suddenly you can go a little bit further. With your mind-power, your determination, your instinct and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”

Oct 06, 2015