Whether you liked him or not, Senna was the greatest driver of all time. There are numerous and too many to mention examples of this. Donington 1993 he was in his McLaren that had a disadvantaged engine. He was a whole 1.65 secs off the qualifying pace. It chucked it down just before the start of the race and he went from 5th to 1st within 2/3rds of the 1st lap and by the next lap he was 4 secs in front.
His 1988 Monaco qualifying lap.
His 1984 Monaco wet race in the vastly inferior Toleman.
His success and help with Lotus 1985.
His knowledge led him to be the one everyone listened to about safety. Senna and Lauda worked together and his ultimate price led the way for a complete change. Even on the eve of his death, he led the argument to have the race not go ahead and there’s photos of him with the other drivers, arms folded looking down, clearly showing his attitude. He was always the leader and spokesman of drivers.
There will never be a driver like Senna again. An innovator that teams listened to and designed from his feedback. Drivers are like robots now. Just sit in the car and be told what to do.