The city of São Paulo will host from this Tuesday (18), at the Oca do Parque do Ibirapuera, the exhibition “50 Years of GP in Brazil”, which celebrates the history of Formula 1, the main category of world auto racing, in the country. And those who visit the show will have access to an entire wing dedicated to the three-time world champion Ayrton Senna.
Among the more than 180 items on display throughout the show are objects that touch the imagination of the Brazilian motor sports fan: the overalls and the original helmet worn by Ayrton Senna in his 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix victory. The trophy received by the three-time champion after his victory at Interlagos is also on display.
Another item in the exhibit is a replica of the Lotus 97 T, driven by Ayrton Senna in his first F1 victory, the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, held at the Estoril circuit. Besides the three-time champion, other Brazilian drivers who competed at least one race in the category are remembered at the event, including Bruno Senna, Ayrton’s nephew, who was in the championship between 2010 and 2012.
“The exhibition brings the successful trajectory of 50 years of F1 in Brazil and it is very gratifying to see how Ayrton (Senna) has such an important role in this history. It is a great opportunity for the public to see up close original items such as the helmet and overalls used by him in his 1993 victory at Interlagos. No doubt it is a great initiative by the São Paulo F1 GP promoters to bring the general public closer with this unprecedented exhibition,” says Bianca Senna, CEO of Senna Brands.
The exhibition “50 Years of GP in Brazil” will be open until November 20th and will be open from Tuesday to Sunday. Tickets cost from R$ 50, except on Tuesdays, when admission is free. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Ayrton Senna Institute.
EXHIBITION “50 YEARS OF GP IN BRAZIL
When: from October 18 to November 20 (from Tuesday to Sunday)
Where: Oca do Parque do Ibirapuera (Avenida Pedro Álvares Cabral, s/n, São Paulo)
Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 9pm, pre-scheduled times