Grand Prix de Monaco, 23rd May 1993. Driving the McLaren MP4/8 Fors, Ayrton Senna took the chequered flag to score a record sixth victory in the Principality. The image shows the Brazilian powering his car through Casino Square down to Mirabeau, with the magnificent splendour of the Hotel de Paris dominating the skyline.
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.
Ayrton Senna signed 1988-89 Autocourse GP signed
Ayrton Senna signed 1988-89 Autocourse GP annual hand signed by Senna
1991 Ayrton Senna race used Rheos visor hand signed
This is a special and extremely rare visor made for and used by Ayrton during his years with McLaren while driving the MP4/6. It has been hand signed and dated in black marker.
Ayrton Senna's pieces are incredibly difficult to acquire due to their extreme rarity.
The 1991 Senna Rheos is one of the most iconic and sought after helmets in the helmet collecting world. Rheos is an exceedingly rare helmet (manufactured by Honda) and used by just two drivers in Formula 1 history, Gerhard Berger and Ayrton Senna. The Rheos was used for only for two seasons (1990 and 91).
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own such an iconic item celebrating Senna’s career.