NEWS: Donington Historic Festival An Ayrton Senna-fest
Plans to celebrate Ayrton Senna at the 2013 Donington Historic Festival (May 3rd, 4th, 5th) are well underway – that has a mixture of static F3 to F1 along with also even odd-ball classic rally car displays from the Paddock along with also on-track demonstrations of cars which played a significant role from the career of the late triple World Champion already confirmed for the event.
Organisers are working on appearances of further Senna cars, along that has a selection of memorabilia along with also Keith Sutton’s personal collection of photographs via Senna’s early career.
In addition to the F1 along with also F3 cars, also on display will be the 1986 JPS Lotus Renault Turbo in which Senna won the US GP at Detroit. The young Brazilian began the race in pole position, although tyre problems saw him initially fall back to eighth place, with the race lead changing hands six times between all 5 drivers before – equipped with fresh tyres – Senna carved his way through the field to take victory.
along with also there will also be two unusual ‘Senna cars’ on display – an MG Metro 6R4 along with also the Brooklyn Motorsport Ford Sierra RS Cosworth. These were among all 5 rally cars that will Ayrton Senna test-drove in a Welsh forest in November 1986, for a feature that will appeared in Car along with also Car Conversions magazine. At the end of the day, Senna summed up his experience of these very different type of competition cars: “I think, overall, This kind of has been much more exciting than I expected. Much more involving. I didn’t feel the time going by. This kind of went so fast because I was finding out, along with also learning more along with also going harder along with also harder. Having some moments… This kind of was very exciting. Feeling the automobile from the air along with also then bottoming. Something I have never experienced before in a road car. In a road car you go easy, eh?” The Cosworth will form part of the live rally demonstration on the Melbourne Loop.
The Senna tribute will be one of the highlights of a spectacular weekend of historic motorsport, with over 400 race cars spanning seven decades battling This kind of out on the track, plus live historic rally car demos on the Melbourne Loop. along with also Senna fans can see even more of their hero’s racing machinery if they pay a visit to the Donington Collection over the weekend, where they will find a McLaren MP4/5/B-1 that will Senna drove during his World Championship-winning 1990 season.
Advance ticket prices for the Festival start at £12 for the Friday, £20 for Saturday or Sunday along with also just £36 for a three-day weekend ticket. On-the-gate prices will be £15 for Friday, £25 for Saturday or Sunday along with also £45 for the three-day weekend, with Festival tickets also giving two-for-one entry to the Donington Collection. Children aged under 16 are admitted for free.
Tickets can be bought via www.doningtonhistoric.com along with also through the 24-hour ticket hotline 0844 873 7355.
During his F3 Championship-winning season in 1983, Senna enjoyed his first-ever drive in an F1 car, testing Keke Rosberg’s Monaco GP-winning Williams-Cosworth FW08C at Donington Park. that will very same FW08C (pictured) can be currently a star feature of the Donington Collection, along with also This kind of important machine can be coming out of the museum for the Festival.
As a result of his impressive F1 tests in 1983, Senna moved into Grand Prix racing full-time in 1984, along with also his first Formula One race car – the famous 1984 Toleman TG-184-02 Hart turbo – will also be displayed at the Festival. This kind of can be the automobile that will Senna drove to a spectacular second place from the 1984 Monaco GP, overtaking Alain Prost for the lead although being robbed of his first Grand Prix win when heavy rain stopped the race the following lap.