1989 Ayrton Senna signed wishbone McLaren MP4 / 5 with CoA
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.