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Hamilton unveils Senna tribute helmet

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:20 AM
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, wears a helmet designed with an image of  Brazil’s national flag during the first free practice at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, yesterday.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, wears a helmet designed with an image of Brazil’s national flag during the first free practice at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, yesterday.

SAO PAULO (AP):

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has unveiled another helmet in tribute to his boyhood hero, Ayrton Senna, at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Hamilton started yesterday’s practice sessions wearing a helmet designed with a Brazilian flag on the top, Senna’s yellow and green on the back, a drawing of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue, and six stars to note each of his F1 titles.

Hamilton also used his helmet colours to honour Senna’s memory in previous Brazilian GPs.

Three-time F1 champion Senna died after a crash at the San Marino GP in 1994.

Hamilton said this week that the Senna-inspired helmet was also designed to please Brazilian fans, who have no home driver on the grid at Interlagos.