Among the many legends of F1, Ayrton Senna is one of the greatest of them all. Period. And his Lotus 97T depicted on this particular art is the car that brings him his very first F1 win. It happened in 1985 at the Portugal GP, held at Estoril race track. And yes, the weather was rainy and the track was wet as a fish.
This particular car is chassis #2 and it is owned by Classic Team Lotus. It makes regular appearances at motorsports event around UK and is famed because it’s stylish John Player Special livery turned iconic after Senna made it victorious.
Unfortunately, the legendary Ayrton Senna is not among us anymore. He was killed in a horrific crash at Imola track in 1994. It was a terribly sad day for the motorsport community all over the world because it lost one of its best sons.
Ayrton Senna was the best pilot on any F1 track and today he`d be too. Vettel and Hamilton or even Schumacher can`t be close to him. And they wouldn’t. It is hard to say so even after old school legends like Fangio or Moss.
Ayrton Senna was gifted by God. And God took him away while he did what he loved to do. This great Lotus 97T art by Terry Smith is praising a moment from Senna` second F1 season when it was already crystal clear that the Brazilian has something big in his skill set. Now you can make yours this beautiful piece of art only at Simply Petrol.