With several attractions and homages to Ayrton Senna, the Senna Day Festival, which honors the greatest Brazilian idol, takes place on May 1st at the Interlagos Raceway; Senna Day will be a sports, music and speed festival, providing a day of unforgettable experiences to the whole family.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the legacy left by F1 driver Ayrton Senna, the Ayrton Senna Institute presents the Senna Day Festival. The event, which takes place on May 1st, will rock the Interlagos Raceway, in São Paulo, Brazil, with musical attractions, motor racing, and sports, besides fantastic experiences for the whole family.
Senna Day will start early, at 8 AM, with several physical activities involving running and walking. The event will also feature musical attractions, DJs and an exhibit with personal items from Ayrton Senna’s career, like racing suits, trophies and helmets. Go-kart races with invited drivers and celebrities will also take place at the karting track, besides a special schedule aimed at children, including a short race on foot. A food court will also be available throughout the event at Interlagos.
One of the main attractions on Senna Day will be the McLaren Senna. The car will take exhibition laps on the track with two great Brazilian drivers at the wheel: Sérgio Sette Câmara and Cacá Bueno. The McLaren Senna is the first car under the SENNA brand – a street car with racing DNA. The connection between Senna and McLaren runs deep: Ayrton won three F1 world title for the team (1988, 1990 and 1991).
The event on May 1st also marks the opening of the first Open-Air Museum about Senna’s career in Formula One, which will feature 11 steel statues designed by artist Rafael Sanches. They were sculpted in 2016, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Senna’s third world title, and installed in several places in São Paulo. Three years later, the statues will be displayed together for the first time at the Interlagos Raceway, where they will be staying permanently.
Learn more about the experiences that will be available on Senna Day:
The career, the highlights and some items that belonged to Ayrton Senna will be on display at an exhibit conceived with input from the idol’s largest Brazilian fan-clubs.
Flying Lap – McLaren Senna
Check out all the power of the McLaren Senna up close! Drivers Sérgio Sette Câmara and Cacá Bueno will take a lap at the circuit that left a mark on Ayrton Senna’s career.
A special heat with a mix of celebrities and professional drivers in a tribute to Ayrton Senna on the go-kart track named after him.
5k and 10k Runs + 5k walk
At the track where Ayrton Senna made history with unforgettable wins in 1991 and 1993, professionals and amateurs will have the chance to walk 5k or run 5 or 10k, on a new and improved course, starting at the “Little Orange” corner and finishing at the famous “Senna S”.
Senninha Racing Day
The event will feature the Senninha Racing Day, aimed at children, where kids from 3 to 10 will take part in 30, 50 and 100-meter races. The initiative underlines the importance of sports during the childhood, and has the goal of fostering interaction within the family in a series of fun activities at the Senninha Area. Besides, the little ones will also be able to enjoy the festival’s musical attractions.
There will be activities aimed at children throughout the day, with episodes of “Senninha on the Crazy Track” – which is broadcast by the Globosat channels for kids (Gloob and Globinho) – being shown at the little movie theater, and play-time supervised by monitors.
The festival will also feature Pedro Miranda, who recently went viral as one of the contestants on The Voice Kids, and clown Casuo, known for delighting crowds in several countries and bringing magic and fantasy to children everywhere.
One of the main attractions is Baile do Bem, a celebration of Jorge Ben Jor and Tim Maia that presents a fusion of samba-rock and soul music. Artists such as Di Ferrero, Negra Li, Sandra de Sá and Milton Guedes will perform and make the crowd move with their hits.
One of the most anticipated attractions for fans of “sertanejo” (Brazilian country music) is singer Léo Chaves. For those who favor dance music, Pe Lu and Brian Cohen will play a DJ set. The duo’s music is influenced by several different sources, transmitting energy and connecting the audience to memorable moments.
Another highlight of the festival is lyrical singer Carmen Monarcha, who’s been representing Brazil in foreign stages for 15 years, touring with Andre Rieu and his Orchesta and singing at the biggest Brazilian and Latin-American music festivals. Carmen will take to the stage alongside Claus and Vanessa, an up-and-coming Brazilian duo who won the 2018 Focus Brasil Award for Best Band in Orlando, Florida.
Senna Day will also be hosted by Xuxa Meneghel.
Food and Services
There will be a food court open to everyone with sandwiches, drinks, desserts and other treats.
(The income will go to the Ayton Senna Institute’s social works)
Ticket Arena Senna Day Festival
R$ 45,00 (Arena: musical attractions, Ayrton Senna exhibit, attendance to the McLaren Senna flying lap and go-kart heats and access to the Senninha Area)
Ticket Run or Walk
R$ 90,00 (Arena: musical attractions, Ayrton Senna exhibit, attendance to the McLaren Senna flying lap and go-kart heats and access to the Senninha Area + Athlete Kit for the run or walk)
Ticket Senninha Racing Day (only for children 3-10)
R$ 55,00 (Arena: musical attractions, Ayrton Senna exhibit, attendance to the McLaren Senna flying lap and go-kart heats and access to the Senninha Area + Athlete Kit for the kids’ run). The ticket does not cover the entrance of and adult.
*other fees may apply
SENNA DAY FESTIVAL GENERAL SCHEDULE
07h – OPENING OF THE PARKING LOT – G GATE
09h – START OF THE RUN AND WALK
10h – START OF THE ATTRACTIONS AND EXPERIENCES
10h – SENNINHA RACING DAY
11h – GO-KART HEATS
13h – MCLAREN SENNA
13h – MUSICAL ATTRACTIONS
18h – END OF EVENT
*Times are subjected to change. They are also available at the event’s official website.