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.”
This is a sculpture made out of fiberglass of the famous 1991 McLaren MP4/6 as driven by the greatest pilot of all time: Ayrton Senna.
The sculpture includes the base.
Dimensions: 50 cm x 130 cm x 25 cm (20” x 51” x 10”)
It is a very charismatic decoration piece for your office, showroom or manscave
1990 McLaren pit crew gloves signed by Ayrton Senna
McLaren pit mechanic crew gloves hand signed by Ayrton Senna during the 1990 season.
1991 McLaren pit crew gloves signed by Ayrton Senna
The following McLaren pit mechanic crew gloves have been used during the 1991 season and hand signed and dated by the greatest driver of all time: Ayrton Senna
1994 Ayrton Senna Williams steering wheel
Here is an exceptional piece. This steering wheel has been used by Ayrton Senna during testing in Estoril and the Brazilian GP. It shoes heavy signs of use.
Engraved at the back: A.S. 94
Original stickers: WILLIAMS / FW16
This incredible piece has been signed by Damon Hill, but also:
Sir Francis Owen Garbett WilliamsCBE (16 April 1942 – 28 November 2021) was a British businessman, racing car driver, and the founder of the Williams Formula One team. He was the team principal from its foundation in 1977 until 2020. During that period, the team won nine constructors' championships and seven drivers' championships.
Also signed by Claire Williams,
Claire Victoria WilliamsOBE (born 21 July 1976) is a British former motorsport executive who was the deputy team principal of the Williams Formula One racing team from 2013 to 2020. She is the daughter of Sir Frank Williams
1985 Ayrton Senna race used Adidas shoes Signed
Ultra rare and desirable piece of history. These Adidas have been race used by Ayrton Senna during the 1985 season.