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.”
Here is a fantastic and perfect replica of the Bell fueling SS Bell show helmet produced for the 1994 season.
Extremely rare and impossible to find piece.
1984 Ayrton Senna personal Casio watch + Senna's business card
These 2 pieces are simply impossible to get and complement each others in such a great way.
Piece number 1 is Ayrton Senna's personal Casio watch used in 1984 while with Toleman Candy. The watch show sign of age and patina.
Piece number 2 is Senna's personal business card "Promotions and ventures". The card also shows heavy sign of age.
1988 Ayrton Senna race used Bell helmet
This Bell XFM1 light weight helmet has been used extensively by Ayrton Senna during the 1988 F1 season. The 1988 season has been Senna’s first Championship season in the McLaren MP4-4 Honda.
1988 has been an exceptional season for Senna, he won the following Grand Prix:
San Marino Grand Prix
Canadian Grand Prix
Detroit Grand Prix
British Grand Prix
German Grand Prix
Hungarian Grand Prix
Belgium Grand Prix
Japanese Grand Prix
The World Championship for Drivers was won by Ayrton Senna, and the World Championship for Constructors by McLaren-Honda. Senna and McLaren teammate Alain Prost won fifteen of the sixteen races between them; the only race neither driver won was the Italian Grand Prix, where Ferrari's Gerhard Berger took an emotional victory four weeks after the death of team founder Enzo Ferrari.
This exceptional helmet shows heavy signs of use. The radio has been removed, it displays its drinking tube whole. The inside strap carries the following mention”88LW5” for year 1988, Light weight, helmet # 5. It has been offered by Ayrton Senna to his physiotherapist Jo Leberer in 1989. When given to Jo, Ayrton has signed, dated and added a mention to his very close friend.
1989 Ayrton Senna OMP race used gloves signed
Ayrton Senna OMP race gloves. The gloves show extensive signs of use and wear. Ayrton Senna has hand signed and dated both gloves. "AS" markings inside the gloves. Used during the 1989 season.
1992 Ayrton Senna wishbone McLaren MP4 / 7 with CoA
Here is an extremely rare piece, it is a wishbone from the Honda MP4 / 7 used by Ayrton Senna during the 1992 Monaco GP. It is hand signed and dated by Ayrton Senna. The wishbone comes with a McLaren CoA. An extremely rare collector piece.
Ayrton Senna won de 1992 Monaco GP, followed by Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese