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.
This is the Boeri Sport helmet used by Hans Joachim Stuck during the 1974 season. It shows extensive sign of use as it was one of 2 helmets he used during the entire season. It was also his first F1 helmet. Signed on the right side.
It is a very rare piece
1975 Ayrton Senna race kart used Bell helmet
We are delighted to offer this exceptional piece.
It is a 1974 Bell start helmet used by Ayrton Senna during the 1975 kart season with dark green visor.
It has been hand signed on the crown by Ayrton Senna, there is also a label inside left chin with the inscription " A DA SILVA"
The helmet bares the Brazilian FIA logo ( Automovel Club Do Brasil)
It has also been signed by Sid Mosca at the back .
The 1975 season brought important go-kart titles to Ayrton Senna: he won two editions of the Canovas Tournament, the Go-Kart 50 Miles, a Summer Tournament and the Itacolomy National Tournament, the Brazilian Runner-Up – Youth Category, the São Paulo Champion – 100cc Category
1977 Jacques Laffite race used helmet signed
Here is another amazing piece of memorabilia. This is a Jacques Laffite race used helmet Signed. It was used during the 1977 Long Beach GP and Spanish GP in Jarama while driving for Ligier.
1978 Jean-Pierre Jarier race used helmet
Jean-Pierre Jarier race helmet used during the 1978 season while with Lotus + ATS
1979 - 1980 Nigel Mansell race used helmet
This original Bell helmet was made for and used by Nigel Mansell during the 1979 F3 season and tests during the 1980 season.