Senna Style: Ayrton Senna Replica Suit
Although he raced for Toleman, Lotus and Williams and wore each of their colours with pride, the most enduring image that comes to mind when I think of Ayrton Senna is of him in his signature red McLaren race suit.
This replica from OMP is identical to the one worn by the champion in the 1991 Japanese Grand Prix, and has been made in cooperation with the Instituto Ayrton Senna.
One for each of Ayrton Senna’s Formula 1 victories, just 41 of these replica overalls have been made and each is identical to the suit he wore in 1991 at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Coming in to this race Senna was leading the World Drivers’ Championship, with Nigel Mansell in pursuit. Mansell had to win the race to have a hope of challenging Senna for the drivers’ championship.
Gerhard Berger had qualified on pole, with Senna behind him and Mansell in third. At the start Berger pulled away and Senna kept ahead of Mansell, blocking him as Berger extended his lead. Eventually Mansell made a mistake into turn one, the same turn where Senna and Prost had ended their race the year before, and came to rest in the gravel with his championship hopes dashed.
Mansell would have other chances, relive his most memorable moments: Nigel Mansell – Most memorable Formula 1 moments (Motorsport Retro Premium)
This left the McLarens in a class of their own, and they enjoyed a memorable afternoon. Berger waved his now three-time world championship teammate through into the lead and the pair ran in formation until the final lap, when Senna let Berger back through to win the race.
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Each of the 41 suits is handcrafted, numbered and framed by OMP Racing S.p.A. They’re produced with the same methods and technologies used in 1991 and are an original replica supervised and approved by the Ayrton Senna Institute.
They’re available through the OMP website for €5000. Hit this link for the full details and to add one to your collection!