Ayrton Senna 1988 Helmet Poster
£16.99 – £22.49
Ayrton Senna’s McLaren helmet is one of the most well known, iconic helmet designs in motorsport history. The 1988 edition represents the first World Driver’s Championship win for Senna, as well as the year he beat the records for number of wins and pole positions in a season. His 8 wins beat the former 7 held by Jim Clark and Alain Prost, and his 13 pole positions beat the former 9 held by Nelson Piquet. The design from his karting days barely changed throughout his F1 career, and went on to inspire many helmets, including 6-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton.
This high quality poster is printed at 9600 x 2400 dpi on 240gsm paper with a glossy or satin finish and is delivered UNFRAMED.
Ayrton Senna was a Brazilian racing driver who won the Formula One World Drivers' Championship in 1988, 1990 and 1991, and who is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He died in an accident leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix driving for Williams Racing. Senna has often been voted as the best and most influential Formula One driver of all time in various motorsport polls. He was recognised for his qualifying speed over one lap, and from 1989 until 2006 he held the record for most pole positions. He was also acclaimed for his wet weather performances, such as the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, and the 1993 European Grand Prix.
Senna began his motorsport career in karting, moved up to open-wheel racing in 1981, and won the 1983 British Formula Three Championship. He made his Formula One debut with Toleman-Hart in 1984, before moving to Lotus-Renault the following year and winning six Grands Prix over the next three seasons. In 1988, he joined Frenchman Alain Prost at McLaren-Honda. Between them, they won all but one of the 16 Grands Prix that year, and Senna claimed his first World Championship.