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Tribute in Brazil for the 25th anniversary of the death of the pilot Ayrton Senna

Tribute in Brazil for the 25th anniversary of the death of the pilot Ayrton Senna

The 25th anniversary of the death of legendary Brazilian Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna was celebrated with a tribute event at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, where the triple world champion won the 1991 and 1993 editions of the Grand Prix.

The “Senna Day” began with a race that brought together several hundred people on the circuit that still hosts the Brazilian Formula 1 GP.

Go-kart racing is also planned, as well as laps of the McLaren Senna, a super touring single-seater specially designed by the British team with which the driver won his three world titles, in 1988, 1990 and 1991.

Stalls with racing simulators also allowed visitors to relive the mythical moments of the Brazilian’s career.

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Fans will also be able to admire royal relics in an exhibition dedicated to who, even today, according to polls, is considered the best Brazilian athlete of all time by 47% of the inhabitants of his hometown, Sao Paulo, far ahead of the former star of the football, the ‘King Pelé’ (23%).

His career was marked by a fierce rivalry with Frenchman Alain Prost, his teammate at McLaren in 1988 and 1989 and four-time world champion (1985, 1986, 1989, 1993).

Sena’s tragic death occurred on May 1, 1994, when he crashed into the wall of the Tamburello circuit, in Imola, during the San Marino GP. The tragedy plunged his country into mourning: broadcast live, the accident marked millions of viewers, who witnessed the disappearance of the charismatic icon. AFP

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