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Preview: Proud Galleries Senna Exhibition

Submitted by on March 19, 2014

EFDA Formula Ford 2000 Championship, Jyllandsring, Denmark, 22 August 1982.Racing photography master Keith Sutton knew Ayrton Senna well before his days in F1. Now, Proud Galleries are bringing the amazing images he captured during those early years to the public.

British Formula Ford 2000 Championship, Oulton Park, England, 27 March 1982.Running from the 6th of March until 4th of May in London, the Proud Galleries Ayrton Senna Exhibition is a free display of unbelievable, rarely seen photos taken by Keith Sutton. Marking the 30th anniversary of his debut and the 20th of his legacy, the show features the fantastic photography of Keith Sutton from both in front of and behind the scenes of Ayrton’s years racing in not only F1, but Formula Ford too.EFDA Formula Ford 2000 Championship, Jyllandsring, Denmark, 22 August 1982.It’s a great opportunity to take in a lesser-seen side of Senna – a younger, even hungrier up-and-comer fighting his way through Formula Ford. The exhibition charts his career from these early days, right through to his accident at the 1994 San Marino GP. Townsend Thoresen Formula Ford 1600 Championship, Brands Hatch, England, 15 March 1981.“From the moment I first photographed him…I knew I was witnessing an incredibly charismatic and talented young racing driver who would one day go on to become one of Formula One’s legends,” explains Sutton. As their friendship blossomed, Keith continued to photograph Senna throughout his career both on the racetrack and in more private moments, creating the largest archive of this intense and forceful personality.Portuguese Grand Prix, Rd2, Estoril, Portugal, 21 April 1985.Date: 6th March – 4th May

Time: 10am – 7pm

Price: Free
Location: 161 King’s Road London, SW3 5XP.

Further information: www.proud.co.uk    EFDA Formula Ford 2000 Championship, Jyllandsring, Denmark, 22 August 1982.

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