It was unusual to say the least….

Senna’s “ON/OFF” throttle technique defied absolutely everything taught at racing schools and written in ‘How to become a racing driver’ books for decades – so why did it work? Why was he so successful with this unorthodox and aggressive stamping of the throttle pedal?

The guys at Driver61 deep-dive into one of the more mysterious traits of an already fascinating driver and if the technique was ahead of its time or merely an advantage that was well suited to the cars driven in his era.