The weekend of the Emilia-Romagna Formula One Grand Prix held in Imola, Italy, was marked by several tributes to Ayrton Senna. The most iconic of them was made by Frenchman Pierre Gasly, Alpha Tauri driver, who styled his helmet with a painting similar to that of the three-time F1 world champion.
Gasly, who won the Italian Grand Prix this year in Monza, was fourth in the qualifying practice at Imola, conquering his best position on an F1 grid.
Teams and other F1 drivers also published several tributes on social networks, attending the memorial dedicated to Senna at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo and Dino Ferrari, located behind the Tamburello turn, where there is a statue of the driver.
The Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi, reserve driver for Haas, went to the location of the tributes. “The greatest champion of all. Ayrton Senna is an idol for me and for many. His memory and legacy will live forever”, declared Emerson Fittipaldi’s grandson on social media.
Teams like McLaren and Williams, where Senna has spent part of his career, have also shown their respect and admiration for the three-time F1 world champion. Mercedes itself, which dominates F1 with the last seven constructors’ titles, also paid tribute to Senna.
In addition to the memorial, the Imola circuit also has a special mural painted by the artist Eduardo Kobra with an image of Senna wearing his helmet and in the corner of the painting it is possible to see Ayrton himself driving a kart. This mural is over the entrance to the race track museum and Kobra even published a photo of this tribute this weekend.
A special tribute was also placed in the center of the city of Imola, with ‘Christmas lights’ recalling phrases from Senna that represent the legacy that the F1 driver left to the world with his career full of achievements in parallel with his human and philanthropic side.
Next, check out a gallery with the main tributes to Senna made last weekend: