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McLaren return Senna name to F1

McLaren return Senna name to F1

McLaren return Senna name to F1

McLaren return Senna name to F1

McLaren has returned the Senna name to Formula 1 with a "permanent" tribute.

Ayrton Senna is perhaps one of the most recognisable names in the history of F1 with the three-time champion racing with Williams, Lotus, Toleman and, of course, McLaren.

After his passing in 1994, Williams carried the Senna Foundation logo on its cars but chose to focus on the future rather than the past this year and removed the decal.

Now, with the support of the Senna Foundation, McLaren has picked up the baton and will carry the 'legendary' name on the halo of the MCL36.

"Ayrton Senna is, and always will be, a McLaren legend," said McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown.

"His performances with Mclaren, which earned him thee drivers' world championships, cemented his place as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers.

"When he tragically passed in 1994, the entire motorsport world felt a sense of irreplaceable loss, but his memory lives on in the hearts and minds of Formula 1 fans across the world.

"We feel it is right that we, as McLaren, should recognise his contribution to our sport by carrying his name with us wherever we go racing."

Senna tribute a "constant reminder"

The Senna Foundation was created by created Ayrton's sister, Vivianne Senna, with the aim of developing young Brazilians and helping to prepare them for life in the 21st century.

Senna remains the most successful driver in Monaco with six wins and Brown added: "Starting from the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix, the McLaren MCL36 will carry the Senna logo, marking our commitment to celebrate his legacy.

"I can’t think of a better race than the Monaco Grand Prix to commence this recognition of Ayrton's life.

"Having won the Grand Prix six times, more than any other driver, Ayrton proved that his skill and ability behind the wheel of an F1 car could rarely be matched.

"This addition to our F1 race cars will be permanent and has been added with the support of the Senna family.

"It will serve as a constant reminder of Ayrton Senna's sensational talent for us as a team, and for all our fans around the world."

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