Tag Archives: Ayrton Senna

Bruno Senna drives the McLaren Senna

Much like the McLaren Senna, racing driver Bruno Senna has a large name to live up to. Bruno is the nephew of Ayrton Senna, one of the all-time greatest racing drivers. McLaren has named its newest hypercar the Senna to honor the late great motorsport hero but also to highlight just how focused of a machine it is. To dive more deeply into this relationship...

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Bernie Ecclestone pays $5M for Senna’s race-winning McLaren Formula 1 car

Bernie Ecclestone might not be running Formula 1 anymore but he's got no intention of cutting all ties with the sport just yet. At the Bonhams collector car auction held in Monaco last Friday, the British billionaire placed the winning bid on a McLaren F1 race car driven by the legendary Ayrton Senna. Including the buyer's premium, Ecclestone ended up...

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Why did McLaren name its latest supercar Senna?

Ayrton Senna da Silva still looms large over the worlds of motorsport and McLaren. One need only utter the name and a flurry of thoughts related to speed, driving precision, and winning all come rushing to mind. Senna, who died in a tragic accident in 1994, spent the better part of his Formula One career with McLaren, so the two are forever intertwined...

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Senna’s race-winning McLaren Formula 1 car heads to auction

Auction house Bonhams has consigned a real piece of motorsport history for its next sale event: a McLaren Formula 1 car driven by the legendary Ayrton Senna. The car is a McLaren-Ford MP4/8A that Senna competed with in the 1993 Formula 1 World Championship, and it was driven to victory that season in the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. The McLaren racer runs...

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Remember when Aryton Senna drove a Lambo-powered F1 car?

Did you know that Ayrton Senna once drove a Formula One race car that had its engine supplied by Lamborghini? It's true. It was in 1993 when McLaren tested an engine produced as a joint venture between Chrysler and Lamborghini (Chrysler owned Lamborghini at the time) in its MP4/8 F1 race car, and...

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