signed and dated '91 by the artist, rare limited edition color print (10/135) of only 120 actually produced, signed in pencil by Ayrton Senna, Jean Alesi, Gerhard Berger and Thierry Boutsen, depicting Senna on his way to victory during the 1991 Monaco Grand Prix, 66 x 101cm, mounted, framed and glazed.
Ayrton Senna confided with the vendor that this was his favorite print of him that he had signed.
1992 Ayrton Senna Mizuno Canadian GP race used shoes -SOLD-
Ayrton Senna Mizuno race used shoes. Used during the 1992 Canadian GP. "1992 CGP" inscriptions written inside the shoes. They show heavy signs of use, they are exceptional pieces.
There was a change in Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada with Senna taking his 61st career pole position ahead of Patrese, Mansell, Berger, Schumacher and Herbert. At the start, Mansell got ahead of Patrese and behind them Brundle was able to get by Herbert. The order was: Senna, Mansell, Patrese, Berger, Schumacher and Brundle.
The race settled down for the first 14 laps but then on lap 15, Mansell attacked Senna at the final chicane and hit a kerb, pushing his car into the air. It landed nose-first into the gravel and spun back onto the track. Mansell claimed that Senna had pushed him off the track. He was out and this forced Patrese to slow down and suddenly Berger went through to second. Senna then began to pull away from the field and the stops changed nothing. Senna still led Berger, Patrese, Schumacher, Brundle and Herbert. Herbert went out on lap 34 with clutch troubles.
Senna lost a certain victory when electrical failure put him out on lap 38. Behind them, Brundle passed Schumacher for third and this became second when Patrese's gearbox failed on lap 44. However, Brundle only lasted for two more laps before he retired with transmission trouble. Berger won from Schumacher, Alesi, Wendlinger, de Cesaris and Érik Comas.
1988 Ayrton Senna signed wishbone McLaren MP4 / 4 with CoA -SOLD-
Here is an extremely rare piece from the Honda MP4 / 4 used by Ayrton Senna during the 1988 Japanese / Suzuka GP (Podium race). It comes signed and with a McLaren CoA. An extremely rare collector piece.
The penultimate round in Japan was where the title was decided.Ayrton Senna became world champion after this race.
It isn’t hard to understand the respect the Japanese public has for Ayrton Senna. It was there that the driver gave some of his greatest performances, the 1988 Japanese Grand Prix being one of the best of them. It was the first title-battle between Senna and Prost, both equipped with their impressive McLarens and Honda V6 Turbo engines.
The British team’s superiority was such that McLaren’s 1988 roster is still considered the best ever in F1 – a true “dream team”. It was not by accident that they failed to win only one race that year (in Monza, when Senna was denied the victory after crashing with a backmarker at the chicane).
Before the race at Suzuka, Ayrton had won seven times in the year, while Prost had six victories. The math was simple: if Ayrton won, he would be champion. If that didn’t happen, the championship would be settled a week later, at the season’s last race, in Adelaide, Australia.
Obviously, Senna wanted to win the title as soon as possible, and the free practice sessions showed he was racing to win. In the first one, he was 1s6 faster than Prost.
During the qualifying sessions, Senna established a new F1 record: it was his 12th pole position in a single season, a feat that no other driver in history had achieved at that time. The difference wasn’t as significant as in the free practice, which meant that Prost would give Senna a run for his money, in Suzuka. He was only three tenths of a second slower that the Brazilian.
The grid’s first row reflected the season overall: Senna in first and Prost in second. When the green light went on, the Brazilian was in for a shock: his car didn’t move, and the driver had to raise his arms to signal a problem – all the while hoping not to be touched by the more than 20 cars behind him.
Besides not being hit by any of the drivers, Senna was lucky in another way: since the straight was in a downward slope, he managed to push start his McLaren and get into the race, albeit several places behind, falling to a discouraging 16th place. Prost stepped on the gas, took the lead and all seemed lost for the Brazilian fans. But was it?
When the engine went back to work, Senna was so determined to recover the lost time that he overtook six cars in the first lap and set out in pursuit of Alain Prost, who was in the lead and already looking like a champion.
In the second lap, Senna passed Ricardo Patrese and Alessandro Nannini, climbing to sixth place. In the third, he passed Thierry Boutsen and, at the fourth lap’s chicane brake-point, he left Michele Alboreto behind. Senna showed he was alive in the race and in the championship, even 12 seconds behind Alain Prost – a significant gap for two world-class drivers racing for the same team.
At the end of the tenth lap, the Brazilian passed Gerhard Berger’s Ferrari and took the third place. Surprisingly, only March’s Ivan Capelli stood between him and Prost. Ayrton’s problem was that the Italian was more than ten seconds in front of him, fighting with Prost for the lead.
Senna was trying to get closer as he began to worry about the raindrops he saw in his visor. Prost and Capelli stumbled and lost a few precious seconds when overtaking backmarkers. Ayrton drove with surgical precision, reducing the gap with each lap, reaching the leaders in the 19th go-around. In the following lap, he left Capelli behind and became a fixture in Prost’s rearview mirror.
The rain finally stopped in Suzuka – it seemed it only showed up to make the duel between F1’s greatest rivals possible. Now, they were on equal footing, since Senna had lost his well-known advantage of racing on a wet track.
Senna chased Prost for several laps. The McLaren drivers were in a particular race, apart from the others. On the 28th of 51 laps, the impossible happened. Senna was on Prost’s heels. Ayrton prepared his attack right before the pit-lane straight, and performed his 15th and most spectacular pass of the race.
The Frenchman spent the rest of the race trying to catch him, but Senna never gave him a chance, and managed to widen the gap between them: Prost finished the race 13 seconds behind the new world champion.
Senna’s race at the Japanese Grand Prix, aside from being one of the most brilliant in his career, is also considered to be one of the most spectacular in Formula 1 history.
It earned him title he thought was lost at the start of the race. More than a timeless victory for the new world champion, it was a work of art – like something out of a Hollywood movie, with a happy ending for Senna.
1988 Ayrton Senna "Nacional" cap signed
Ayrton Senna personal cap Nacional sponsor cap hand signed by Ayrton Senna, used during the 1988 season. Perfect condition and bears a fantastic signature. In 2006 Murray Walker's personal Nacional cap, also signed by Senna on the peak, sold for US$10 000 at Bonham's auction.
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.”
1989 Ayrton Senna signed wishbone McLaren MP4 / 5 with CoA -SOLD-
Here is an extremely rare piece from the Honda MP4 / 5 used by Ayrton Senna during the 1989 Monaco GP (Podium race). It comes signed and with a McLaren CoA. An extremely rare collector piece.
Ayrton Senna left no room for distractions and drove his McLaren masterfully to his second win that year and in the Monaco Principality. Even after losing his second gear, in a track full of slower corners, Senna ruled from start to finish. It was the first of his five victories in a row at the Principality and the 16th in his career.
“Taking the issues I had into account, it was a great result”, said Ayrton, while surprising everyone by revealing he’d lost two gears. “At first, I lost my first gear. Five laps after, the second gear gave out. Then, I had to adapt my driving style to keep the same pace and keep Prost from noticing what had happened”, Senna told the press right after the race.
Senna and Prost were tied in the overall standings, with 18 points each, showing that the fight for the 1989 F1 title was going to be one of the most heated ever. Mansell, who retired from the race in the 30th lap, was third in the championship, with 9 points.