Ayrton Senna anniversary


Ayrton Senna died 30 years ago, on 1st May 1994. Anniversary celebrations of his spectacular life were planned around the world, including on the track at Imola, in Italy, where he died and at Monaco.



Much loved Ayrton was a Brazilian racing driver who won the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship in 1988, 1990 and 1991.

One of three Formula One drivers from Brazil to become a F1 World Champion, Senna won 41 Grands Prix and set 65 pole positions, with the latter record unbeaten until 2006.

He died as a result of an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, when driving for the Williams team.

To commemorate  the 30th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s untimely death in May 1994, McLaren announced before the May 26th Monaco Grand Prix that they would honour the racing great via custom livery on their Formula 1 cars as, well as on a McLaren Senna from McLaren’s own heritage collection. 



The MCL38 F1 cars driven by Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri also featured a vibrant yellow, green and blue colour scheme, inspired by Senna’s iconic race helmet. 

Senna raced for McLaren from 1988 until 1993 and won the Monaco Grand Prix five times while with the team.

We won’t go into the details of Ayrton’s life here, because it’s very adequately covered in this comprehensive Wikipedia entry.


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