The French Alpha Tauri driver will pay tribute to the legendary Brazilian driver at the circuit where he died in 1994
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The French Pierre Gasly will pay tribute to Ayrton Senna in Imola (@PierreGASLY – AFP)
In the world of Formula 1 there will always be circuits and places marked by moments, and Imola will always evoke memories of Ayrton Senna , who lost his life together with Austrian driver Roland Ratzenberger at that circuit in 1994 . This track has returned to the calendar this year, which is very significant for the current competitors in the premier class of motorsport.
One of them, Frenchman Pierre Gasly, has revealed that he will wear a special Senna tribute helmet at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix . The AlphaTauri man has revealed through his social networks that he will pay tribute to the legendary Brazilian pilot.
“Remembering one of my idols. Legends are never forgotten, ” wrote Gasly , who showed images of the helmet that bears the colors of the Brazilian flag .
The helmet that Pierre Gasly will wear in homage to Senna in Imola (@PierreGASLY)
This helmet also has a portrait of the Brazilian driver who was a three-time F1 champion (1988, 1990, 1991) and the legend “Ayrton Senna semper (always)” . This shows the legacy that Senna has left in motorsport, because Gasly is only 24 years old – he was born in 1996, two years after the accident – but he is a great admirer of the São Paulo driver.
In addition, the winner of the Italian Grand Prix took advantage of this Friday's walk around the circuit to stand at the scene of the accident, in Tamburello , and also in the area where, in that same San Marino Grand Prix in 1994, Ratzenberger died in training. .
Pierre Gasly posing next to a Brazilian flag at the site where Ayrton Senna crashed in 1994 (REUTERS)
Gasly is not the first driver to wear an Ayrton Senna tribute helmet in Formula 1, as reigning champion Lewis Hamilton has sported various designs in homage to the legendary Brazilian driver throughout his career, the most recent being the one he wore. at the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix . Rubens Barrichello has also been seen wearing a helmet in the colors of his compatriot at the races in 1995 and 2011 .