Favorite Formula One® Inspirational Quotes

Formula One® drivers, team members and commentators provide quotes that can produce laughter as easily as they motivate. We’ve pulled some of our favorite quotes from across Formula One that hopefully inspire you to work your hardest and finish first.

Lewis Hamilton Quote

"In racing there are always things you can learn, every single day. There is always space for improvement, and I think that applies to everything in life." – Lewis Hamilton

"First, you have to finish." – Michael Schumacher

"You don’t expect to be at the top of the mountain the day you start climbing." – McLaren CEO, Ron Dennis

"When you give up your hunger for success you are not racing full heartedly anymore. Just to be there, that is not my style." – Felipe Massa

"Race cars are neither ugly nor beautiful. They become beautiful when they win." – Enzo Ferrari, Founder of Scuderia Ferrari

"I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence." – Ayrton Senna

"I am an artist, the track is my canvas and the car is my brush." – Graham Hill

"It is only those who have won with integrity and care, over an extended period of time, who have become universally regarded as successful." – Sir Jackie Stewart

"The moment money becomes your motivation, you are immediately not as good as someone who is stimulated by passion and internal will." – Sebastian Vettel

"Really, you should always discuss the defeats because you can learn much more from failure than from success." - Niki Lauda


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Ayrton Senna Quote