McLaren unveils special Senna livery for Monaco Grand Prix

Yellow, green and blue: McLaren uses the colors of Ayrton Senna's helmet on its MCL38 to pay tribute to the Brazilian legend during the Monaco Grand Prix.

Published on 21/05/2024 à 15:08

Dorian Grangier

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McLaren unveils special Senna livery for Monaco Grand Prix

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In Imola, all the players in the Formula 1 paid tribute to Ayrton Senna, 30 years after his death during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. McLaren has decided to extend this commemoration by adopting a special livery in the colors of the Brazilian driver's emblematic helmet for the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend (May 24-26). The MCL38 will therefore be adorned with yellow, green and blue, a unique dress and very different from the usual black and orange!

What better place than Monaco to celebrate the memory of Ayrton Senna with McLaren? The Brazilian is still today the sole record holder for victories in the Principality with six victories (including five with McLaren) in 1987 and between 1989 and 1993. Ayrton Senna is also the most successful driver with McLaren, winning 35 of them. his 41 Grand Prix victories, three Drivers' championships and four Constructors' championships during his career with the British team.

“The team is proud to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary life and legacy of Ayrton Senna through this McLaren livery, says Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing. Senna remains revered and respected as Formula 1's greatest icon and McLaren's most decorated driver. His impact on McLaren is enormous, not only through his record, but also through his presence within the team, and now through his legacy. It is therefore an honor to race for him on his most prestigious circuit, in his green, yellow and blue colors. (…) We can’t wait to race in this beautiful and vibrant livery this weekend. »

The team will also wear equipment in the colors of Ayrton Senna's helmet for this Monaco weekend, Lando Norris et Oscar piastri will notably wear unique combinations.

Gallery – McLaren MCL38 “Ayrton Senna”

(Photos: McLaren)

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Dorian Grangier

A young journalist nostalgic for the motorsport of yesteryear. Raised on the exploits of Sébastien Loeb and Fernando Alonso.

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Yves-Henri RANDIER

21/05/2024 at 07:04 a.m.

It’s a shame that the legendary Marlboro livery from the Senna / Prost era cannot be reinterpreted!

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