Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. donated a helmet painted by graffiti artist Shock Maravilha to the Ayrton Senna Institute, run by the Brazilian’s family, who died in a 1994 accident at the San Marino Grand Prix.
The helmet, painted in green and yellow and inspired by the Brazilian pilot, will be auctioned by the Ayrton Senna Institute and the amount collected will be destined to the education projects.
“This helmet is a way of showing that today’s drivers still believe in Ayrton Senna values even 23 years after the accident,” – said Alexandra Vallini, representative of the Institute Ayrton Senna. On the helmet are printed some of the words most representative of the three-time F1 champion, such as love, faith, honor, overcoming, determination and motivation.
” I put some words referring to the Senna’s famous phrases, related to love of sports”
The Renault driver, son of two-time world rally champion Carlos Sainz, handed the helmet to the representative of the Ayrton Senna Institute on the free practice day of the Brazilian Grand Prix, penultimate race of the calendar of the Formula 1 World Championship. This week, British driver Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who at the end of the October became four-time Formula One champion, donated a replica of his car to Senna’s sister Viviane Senna, president of the Ayrton Senna Institute.