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McLaren pays tribute to Ayrton Senna with special livery for Monaco Grand Prix

Commemorating the 30 years since his passing

Yellow, green, and blue for arguably the greatest racing driver of all time. PHOTO FROM MCLAREN

Ahead of this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, McLaren has revealed a special livery commemorating Ayrton Senna’s remarkable racing legacy.

The three-time Formula 1 champion is the British team’s most successful driver, having won 35 of 41 Grands Prix in a McLaren—along with three driver’s titles and four constructor’s championships. Senna won at Monte Carlo six times, including five in a row from 1989.

The race comes after a weekend at Imola where he and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger were celebrated 30 years after perishing on the track at San Marino (now called the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix).

Ayrton Senna won at Monaco six times. PHOTO FROM FORMULA 1

Aside from the special livery on the race car, the crew will also wear Senna-inspired team kit for the weekend, with race drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri wearing specially made overalls.

Finally, McLaren Automotive has also made a one-off version of the Senna road car with livery hand-painted by McLaren Special Operations that includes dot matrix portraits of Senna. Called Senna Sempre, the road car features the green, yellow, and blue of the Brazilian flag, with the Senna ‘Double S’ logo alongside the McLaren badge.

The Senna Sempre is a one-off road car with brilliant graphics celebrating the legacy of the Brazilian driver. PHOTOS FROM MCLAREN

“Senna remains revered and respected as Formula 1’s greatest icon, and McLaren’s most decorated driver,” said McLaren CEO Zak Brown. “His impact on McLaren is enormous, not only through his racing record but also his presence within the team. And now his legacy, so it’s an honor to race for him at his most successful circuit in his green, yellow, and blue colors.”

McLaren's livery is definitely on point. PHOTO FROM MCLAREN

This is definitely something to look forward to at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.

Andy Leuterio

Andy is both an avid cyclist and a car enthusiast who has finally made the shift to motorcycles. You've probably seen him on his bicycle or motorbike overtaking your crawling car. He is our motorcycle editor and the author of the ‘Quickshift’ column.