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Piastri’s used and signed Senna tribute helmet from Monaco goes up for auction on F1 Authentics

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MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 24: Oscar Piastri of Australia driving the (81) McLaren MCL38 Mercedes on

Oscar Piastri’s Ayrton Senna tribute helmet – used by the Australian during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend – has gone up for auction, with the proceeds to be donated to the charity founded in the late Brazilian’s honour.

With the McLaren team sporting a one-off Senna-inspired livery for the event in Monte Carlo, Piastri also wore a special helmet to pay homage to the three-time world champion. The weekend saw the 23-year-old finish the race in P2, his best result of the season so far.

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Signed by Piastri, the helmet – worn during Friday's practice sessions – will now help to raise funds for the Instituto Ayrton Senna, a charity founded by the Senna family that works towards supporting children and their education in Brazil.

“It was an honour to drive at Monaco in a Senna-inspired helmet and pay tribute to such a role model,” Piastri commented. “With six wins there, he was iconic at that track and I’m glad that I was able to have a successful weekend racing in his colours.

“I’m very happy that I’m able to support the great work that the Instituto Ayrton Senna does in providing opportunities and transforming lives and I hope that the proceeds from the helmet can help such a great cause.”

Barry Gough, CEO & Founder of F1 Authentics and Memento Exclusives – which will host the auction – commented: “We are proud to be supporting such an incredible cause with the auction of Oscar Piastri’s special helmet.

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“This incredible piece not only serves as a tribute to the late F1 legend but was also worn by Piastri in Monte Carlo. A fantastic item of memorabilia that will help raise important funds for the charity.”

Visit the F1 Authentics website to view or bid on the auction, which will close on June 27.

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