Lewis Hamilton goes double-leather in a bright green Ayrton Senna tribute outfit to honour the Formula One icon at his home Grand Prix in Brazil
- Lewis Hamilton paid tribute to Ayrton Senna at his home GP with a special outfit
- Senna inspired Hamilton when he was growing up and won three championships
- The Brazilian GP, in the country where Senna was born, takes place this Sunday
Lewis Hamilton wore a bright green double-leather outfit in tribute to childhood hero Ayrton Senna as he arrived at the track ahead of the Brazilian GP this weekend.
The Mercedes driver wore a green and black jacket and also had a Brazil flag on his pants in tribute to the legendary driver who inspired him as a kid.
On the back of his jacket, Hamilton had a visualisation of Senna wearing a helmet with his name in italics underneath.
Senna died in 1994 after he crashed due to a car failure during the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.
The three-time World Champion was born and raised in Brazil and his first F1 entry was at his home GP in 1984.
Lewis Hamilton paid tribute to Ayrton Senna at his home GP with a double-leather outfit
The Mercedes driver’s jacket featured a visualisation of Senna wearing a helmet on the back
Hamilton has previously said Senna was the driver who inspired him when he was growing up
Senna is one of the most legendary F1 drivers ever, having won three world championships
Senna is one of the most famous figures in the history of Formula 1, contesting a rivalry with fellow legend Alain Prost and recording 41 race wins.
All three of his championships came while he was at McLaren, the team where Hamilton started his F1 career in 2007.
Hamilton has spoken of the Brazilian’s influence on him in the past, calling him ‘the driver who inspired me as a kid’.
Twenty-five years after his death, Hamilton said: ‘I grew up watching videos of him. He’s the most iconic driver we’ve had.
‘He was the most iconic individual, a real leader and a master of his craft.’
In 2017, he was gifted a crash helmet worn by Senna when he equalled the icon’s total of 65 pole positions.
Hamilton sits third in the F1 standings but is only 20 points behind Sergio Perez and could overtake the Red Bull driver this weekend.
Mercedes have been second-best once again to Red Bull, who have won the Constructors’ Championships at a canter and saw Max Verstappen clinch his third title after the Qatar GP sprint race.
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