Three months have passed since Williams dropped the title Ayrton Senna from his car for the 2022 season, the title of the three-time champion returns to the Formula 1 grid; this time, in a McLaren car, the team with which he won his three world titles in 1988, 1990 and 1991. The novel was announced this Friday at the Monaco GP, a stage in which the Brazilian has six victories.
The design and name of the driver who died in a crash at the 1994 San Marino GP was incorporated into the MCL36 halo and will be permanently adopted for the team’s cars.
McLaren includes Ayrton Senna’s name on MCL36, team car in F1 in 2022 – Image: Disclosure
– Ayrton Senna is, and always will be, a McLaren story. His performances which saw him win three drivers’ titles cemented his place as one of Formula 1’s greatest drivers. When he sadly passed away in 1994, the entire racing world felt an indescribable loss, but his memory lives on in the hearts and minds of Formula 1 fans. around the world. We think it’s only right that we, as McLaren, should recognize your contribution to our sport by taking your name with us wherever we race.”
Rafael Lopes and Luciano Burti comment on the prospects of the Formula 1 Monaco GP
The three-time Brazilian champion made his debut in the category in 1984 and passed teams such as Toleman and Lotus before moving to McLaren, where he competed closely with four-time French champion Alain Prost to win his third and 35th titles. .victory.
Out of a total of 41 victories in his career, six in the Monaco GP gave him the rightful title to this day of “King of Monaco”. Senna moved from McLaren to Williams in 1994 and lost his life after a crash at the Imola Autodrome, home of the San Marino GP.
Ayrton Senna, King of Monaco, in his last major victory, in the 1993 edition – Photo: Pascal Rondeau/Allsport/Getty Images
Since then, the British team has carried its name on the nose of the car, a symbol it no longer has from the 2022 F1 championship.
– This addition to our F1 racing cars will be permanent and was added with the support of the Senna family. It will serve as a constant reminder of the impressive talent of Ayrton Senna to us as a team and to all our fans around the world,” concluded Brown.
Details and schedule of the F1 Monaco GP — Photo: Infoesporte