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Lot 104

1991 Ayrton Senna F1 Race Suit

Sold for €55.575

  • Worn by Formula One legend Ayrton Senna throughout the 1991 season

Whilst Formula One played host to a number of legendary drivers in the 1980s and 1990s, none are more revered than the late Ayrton Senna.

Senna, who was known for his tenacity and sensational skill on a wet track, began his ascent to stardom at the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, where he qualified 13th and finished 2nd in a brutal downpour, mere seconds from catching race leader Alain Prost before the race was stopped due to the weather. The next season, he left Toleman for Lotus, before driving for McLaren from 1988 to 1993, during which he captured three Drivers’ Championship titles.

This race suit was worn by Senna throughout the 1991 Formula One season, when he won his third Drivers’ World Championship and McLaren-Honda won the Constructors’ Championship. It is accompanied by documentation that has been supplied from Ron Dennis, who was the team principal of McLaren when Senna was driving for them and who once had the suit in his personal collection. This suit has been preserved in wonderful condition, and it would be the centrepiece of any F1 memorabilia collection.

  • Portée par la légende de la Formule 1, Ayrton Senna, pendant la saison 1991

Dans les années 1980 et 1990, la Formule 1 a vu passer de nombreux pilotes de talent, mais aucun ne connaît la dévotion dont bénéficie aujourd'hui le regretté Ayrton Senna.

Connu pour sa ténacité et son talent fantastique sur une piste mouillée, Senna a commencé son ascension au Grand Prix de Monaco 1984 : après s'être qualifié avec le treizième temps, il a signé la deuxième place à l'arrivée, à quelques secondes derrière Alain Prost qui était en tête avant que l'épreuve ne soit interrompue à cause du mauvais temps. La saison suivante, Senna quittait Toleman pour Lotus, avant de piloter pour McLaren de 1988 à 1993, remportant alors trois titres de Champion du Monde de Formule 1.

Cette combinaison de course a été portée par Senna au cours de la saison Formule 1 1991, pendant laquelle il a gagné son troisième titre de Champion du Monde et l’année où McLaren-Honda a remporté le titre de champion constructeur. Elle est accompagnée d'une documentation fournie par Ron Dennis, qui était directeur de l'écurie McLaren lorsque Senna en faisait partie, et qui a possédé cette combinaison dans sa propre collection. Elle a été préservée en très bon état, et peut constituer la pièce maîtresse d'une collection consacrée aux objets de la Formule 1.


Please note that this suit may not have been worn by Ayrton Senna at the 1991 Monaco Grand Prix. However, as confirmed by its Certificate of Authenticity from McLaren, it was worn by Senna during that season.
Veuillez noter que cette combinaison de course n’était pas portée par Ayrton Senna au Grand Prix de Monaco 1991. Toutefois, comme le confirme le certificat d’authenticité fournie par McLaren, elle était portée par Senna pendant cette saison.

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