McLaren to honour Senna legacy by permanently featuring logo on F1 cars
Ayrton Senna’s logo will permanently feature on McLaren’s F1 cars from the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix onwards.
The late Brazilian legend, who won all three of his Formula 1 World Championships – as well as a record six Monaco Grands Prix – with McLaren, will have his legacy stamped on the MCL36 this weekend and beyond with the Senna Foundation logo appearing on the car's halo (main image, courtesy of McLaren).
READ MORE: The top 8 Monaco masters – and their greatest wins in the Principality
"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,” said McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown.
“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.
"Ayrton Senna is, and always will be, a McLaren legend. His performances with McLaren, which earned him three Drivers' World Championships, cemented his place as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers.
BEYOND THE GRID: Steve Nichols on creating the most dominant F1 car of all time
"When he tragically passed in 1994, the entire motorsport world felt a sense of irreplicable loss, but his memory lives on in the hearts and minds of Formula 1 fans across the world.
“We feel it's right that we, as McLaren, should recognise his contribution to our sport by carrying his name with us wherever we go racing.”