Gasly Honors Senna at Imola with Special Helmet

At the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in Imola, marking 30 years since Ayrton Senna’s fatal crash, Alpine driver Pierre Gasly will pay tribute to the legendary driver by racing with a helmet designed in the iconic green and yellow colors of Senna’s, and plans to auction it off afterwards to benefit the Instituto Ayrton Senna.


– ‣ The Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix at Imola will mark 30 years since Ayrton Senna’s tragic accident and passing, with tributes expected from teams and drivers.
– ‣ Alpine driver Pierre Gasly will race with a special helmet designed in the iconic green and yellow colors of Senna’s helmet to honor his legacy.
– ‣ Ayrton Senna, a three-time World Champion, is remembered not only for his 41 Grand Prix victories but also for his charity work through the Instituto Ayrton Senna, which supports children’s education in Brazil.
– ‣ Gasly’s special helmet will be auctioned off after the race, with proceeds going to the Instituto Ayrton Senna.

Imola’s next race is more than just a competition. It’s a journey back in time, a nod to history. This year, the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix carries a heavy heart. It’s been 30 years. Thirty years since the motorsport world lost Ayrton Senna, a legend whose name still echoes in the corridors of Formula 1.

Senna’s tragic end came right here, at Imola, in 1994. Fast forward to 2024, and the air is thick with nostalgia. Teams, drivers, fans—everyone’s gearing up to pay homage. Among them is Alpine’s Pierre Gasly, ready with a tribute of his own.

### Gasly to race with a special helmet to ‘remember Ayrton’s legacy’
Senna’s time in F1 was brilliant but brutally short. Yet, his legacy? Immense. With three World Championships and 41 Grand Prix wins, his impact stretches far beyond the track. Back in Brazil, he wasn’t just a sports icon. His charity work, especially through the Instituto Ayrton Senna, continues to support children’s education.

Gasly, inspired by Senna’s monumental legacy, has something special planned for Imola. He’s set to don a helmet that’s a vibrant tribute to Senna, mirroring the iconic green and yellow of Brazil. A sneak peek on his Instagram showed him not just with the helmet but also in Senna’s first F1 car, a Toleman 1984. Talk about a full-circle moment.

“I’m going to pay tribute to one of the best F1 drivers of all time in Imola/one of my idols,” Gasly shared. Wearing the special Senna helmet design is his way of honoring Ayrton’s enduring legacy. And sitting in Senna’s car? That was an experience Gasly describes as incredible.

But here’s the kicker: post-race, the helmet’s going under the hammer. The auction proceeds? They’ll benefit the Instituto Ayrton Senna. It’s a beautiful gesture, blending the past and the present, all while looking forward to a future where Senna’s legacy continues to inspire and make a difference.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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