1985 Ayrton Senna Belgium GP race used shoes Signed
Ultra rare and desirable piece of history. These are the Adidas used by Ayrton Senna during the Belgium / SPA Francorchamps.
Senna has use them during the qualifying and the race itself. Both shoes have been hand signed. An incredible and rare opportunity.
In the 1985 Belgian Grand Prix, Ayrton Senna secured the second win in his F1 career. And he was perfect in every aspect.
The race on the circuit of Spa Francorchamps was going to take place that year, in June. Zolder was going to be replaced once and for all by the gigantic circuit in the region of Ardennes. In an effort to please everyone, Spa’s administration completely overhauled the track, paying special attention to its repaving: they used a much rougher asphalt, to improve the cars’ grip with full wets.
Unfortunately, the organizers scheduled the construction to start two months before the race, when the ideal timeframe would be 12 months. To make matters worse, they had to delay the construction due to snowstorms. The end result was that Spa’s new track was opened only ten days before the first practice session, with no time for the asphalt to “set”.
During the first free practice session, the extremely rough asphalt resulted in an impressive amount of grip. Case in point: Spa-Franchamps’ previous quickest lap record was demolished by more than ten seconds, in a comparison with the 1983 Grand Prix (the 1984 race took place in Zolder).
As the qualifying sessions went on, the track started disintegrating. And the more the cars used the track, the worse things got. So much so that, at night, an army of workers was summoned to patch up the asphalt. But their efforts seemed to be for nothing.
On Saturday, when the cars started running, things had changed dramatically. The previously “grippy” track had become extremely slippery, thanks to the new patches. Drivers had to drop two gears lower than usual, on some corners: complete chaos, and the race was postponed to September 15th.
The races previously scheduled for the three-month gap took place normally, and Senna had three great results in a row: second place in Austria, third in the Netherlands and third in Italy.
Even though he faced problems with his Lotus’ engine, he managed the second position during the qualifying session, falling behind Alain Prost (McLaren), who was only 0s1 faster.
His confidence level for the race, built after three consecutive podiums that season, already signaled that it would be an unforgettable weekend.
On Sunday, with the track partially wet, Ayrton Senna started well and passed Prost. He led pretty much from start to finish in one of the most demanding and treacherous Formula One circuits – Spa-Francorchamps – and completed all 43 laps without being threatened by anyone – except for slight pressure from Nigel Mansell (Williams) for a few laps.
“The car performed really well, especially in the rain. I’m delighted with my whole team in my second win this year.”
He stepped onto the podium’s highest place for the second time in his career, alongside Prost and Mansell. He celebrated enthusiastically and became emotional when he saw a banner signed by Corinthians soccer fans from Mogi das Cruzes, a city in São Paulo’s countryside: “Senna, you’ve got the heart and the feet of a champion.”
1990 Ayrton Senna race used Stand 21 gloves signed
Ayrton Senna race gloves used during the 1990 USA GP in Phoenix. Each glove has been signed by A. Senna.
Photos coming soon.
1993 Ayrton Senna OMP race used balaclava signed
An original race used Stand 21 balaclava of Ayrton Senna during the 1993 season.
It is hand signed and dated by Senna.
A very collectable race worn item from one of the most successful driver in F1 history.
Accompanied by JSA certificate.
1991 Ayrton Senna Japan / Suzuka GP race used suit signed
This suit is not only rare, incredible but also exceptional. This suit has been used by Ayrton Senna during the 1991 Suzuka / Japanese GP. Needless to say that it is a podium suit.
Ayrton signed and dated the suit, BUT it has also been signed by:
Ron Dennis, former owner, CEO, chairman and founder of McLaren Group.
Joe Ramirez, Mexican author and retired employee of several sports car racing teams. From 1984 to 2001 Ramírez was coordinator of the McLaren Formula One team, including during the infamous Prost–Senna rivalry of the late-1980s.
Both signed the suit during the 1992 Silversone testing session.
The suit is very expensive.
Summary of the race:
For the fifth year in a row, the result of Suzuka’s race was going to determine the season’s world champion. Ayrton Senna was directly involved in four of those contests. In 1988 and 1990 the Brazilian ended up with the title. Only in 1989 Senna wasn’t champion. And, in 1991, there was an important difference: this time, his rival was Williams’ Nigel Mansell.
Senna had six victories in the season, four of them in the first four races of the year (USA, Brazil, San Marino and Monaco). Mansell had won five races, three of them in a row (France, UK and Germany). Ayrton Senna arrived in Japan 16 points ahead of Nigel Mansell. So even if he finished the race behind the Britton, Senna could win the championship and become a Formula 1 three-time champion before the last race, in Adelaide, Australia.
Senna managed a better position on the starting grid than the Williams driver. The McLaren cars dominated the first row, with Berger in pole position, with a time of 1min34s700, less than two tenths of a second faster than Senna. Mansell started in third.
Just like in Spain (the previous race), Senna’s tactic was to hold back and unnerve Mansell, while Berger could speed away to victory. If Berger won, even if Mansell passed Senna and finished second, the championship would be over.
At the start, all three of them kept their positions. By the 9th lap, Berger had a ten second lead over Senna, who held Mansell Back. On the 9th lap, the “Lion” gained on Senna, getting as close as possible to try to overtake him, but he overshot his approach. He pushed too hard at the circuit’s first corner and got stuck at the gravel trap. The Britton said goodbye to his chances.
The teamwork that had not worked out in the previous race produced the desired results this time: Senna knew how to deal with the pressure and held Mansell back as long as possible, making him act impulsively in search of a victory, when Berger already had a significant lead. The Brazilian driver won his third championship exactly at the corner where Senna and Prost crashed the previous year, giving Senna that title.
“I saw the whole thing through my rear view mirror and admit that I wasn’t sad.”
Senna then added to his sarcastic comment:
“In that moment I thought, ‘yes, now I can race the way I like to: in high gear and to win’. I was focused on the title. That was the opportunity I had been waiting for. There was no better way to win the world title than that: winning the Grand Prix as I did in 1988, in Japan. And I was just about to do so when (Ron) Dennis called me on the radio. I asked him to repeat the message and, once again, I couldn’t hear it very well. Then I decided to take my foot off the gas and let Berger pass.”
The request from the McLaren principal was exactly that, to reward Berger for his effort during the race and team camaraderie. The Austrian had never won for McLaren. The Brazilian driver hadn’t understood the message, but concluded:
“If I’d said I hadn’t understood the request, everyone would have believed it. But Berger gave a beautiful performance and deserved to win as much as I did.”
At the end of the Suzuka race, the focus was on Ayrton Senna. He had won the championship against a far superior car, bringing together talent, courage, and the maturity achieved through his years of racing experience. He had become a Formula 1 legend.
It was such a complete triumph that Mansell waited for Senna to climb out of the car, at the end of the race, to give the Brazilian a sincere and sportsmanlike hug. At 31 years old, Ayrton Senna had just become the youngest three-time champion in the history of Formula 1.
1984 Ayrton Senna signed Toleman-Hart TG184-2 rear wing
Here is an extremely rare wing comes from the The Ex-Ayrton Senna, ex-Stefan Johansson 1984 Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart TG184-2
The wing displays the well known sponsor Segafredo Zanetti
Chassis no. TG184-02.
Chassis no. TG184-02. has been sold by Bonhams in 2018 for $1,655,000
Signed by Ayrton Senna and Stefan Johansson.
This is an incredible piece of history from the greatest driver of all time.
2001 Ayrton Senna official Paddocks F1 double side illuminated neon sign
This extremely rare and impossible to obtain sign is a 2001 Ayrton Senna official Paddocks F1 double side illuminated neon sign.
Only 2 signs built. It has been used during the entire 2001 F1 season, in the paddocks and for some VIP events promoting the Ayrton Senna legacy. It comes with its original wall mount brackets.
The sign displays the following sponsors:
The Ayrton Senna double side sign is 85 cm x 85 cm x 10 cm (34" x 34" x 4")
It is a fantastic and rare display piece for your office, showroom, garage or man's cave.