Ayrton Senna wanted to break his Williams contract, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has claimed.
On the twentieth anniversary of the great Brazilian's death in 1994, Montezemolo revealed that he met with Senna just days before the 34-year-old made the short but fateful journey to Imola for the San Marino grand prix.
"He wanted to come to Ferrari and I wanted him in the team," Montezemolo said in a statement posted on the Maranello team's website.
At the time of his fatal crash, Senna was only three races into his move to Williams, the dominant team in 1992 and 1993 and for much of the rest of the 90s.
But Montezemolo said Senna actually wanted to go to Ferrari.
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