If you are one of the 500 fortunate customers who’s secured one of the build slots for the new McLaren Senna, one of the 75 buyers of the Senna GTRs or just a really big fan of the late racing driver after which it’s named, this might interest you.
This is the race suit that the legendary Ayrton Senna wore during the 1987 FIA Formula One World Championship – or one of them, anyway. That was the last of his three seasons with Lotus, before he switched to McLaren and promptly won the first of his three world championship titles.
In fact, it’s said to be the very one he wore when he won the Monaco Grand Prix that year, the first of the six times he would win that race, making him the most victorious driver in the event’s long history. The certificate of authenticity also says that he wore it when he stepped onto the podium seven more times that season.
He’s said to have gifted the suit to the brother of his physiotherapist, who displayed it in his store for years before selling it to a buyer in Canada. It’s since been sold again, suitably enough, to a gallery in Monaco and is now bound for the auction block in the principality where Senna cemented his place in the history books.
With Senna’s own signature on the Banco Nacional patch, the suit is set to be auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s in May – and you can bet it’ll make one wealthy fan very happy indeed.