McLaren show off one-off Senna livery for Monaco Grand Prix

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Just days ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, McLaren have announced a bespoke one-off Ayrton Senna inspired livery, remembering the Brazlian's life and impact on the Woking-based outfit, thirty years on from his passing.

McLaren will race with a special, one-off Senna livery in the Principality of Monaco this weekend with the vibrant yellow, green and blue colourway taking inspiration from the Brazilian's iconic helmet. The team stated that "the livery is a tribute to him, remembering his life and impact on McLaren and Formula 1, thirty years on from his passing."

Senna is McLaren’s most successful driver, racing for the team between 1988 and 1993, claiming 35 of his 41 grands prix wins, three Drivers’ Championships and four Constructors’ Championships in his time with the Woking outfit. Senna and Monaco are also synonymous, with his six victories dubbing him the ‘King of Monaco’ including five consecutive wins between 1989 and 1993. This motivated McLaren to celebrate Senna's legacy with its special livery in Monaco.

Furthermore, the team will also wear Senna inspired kit for the weekend, with both Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri wearing bespoke overalls.

McLaren Automotive today also paid tribute to Ayrton Senna's legacy with the reveal of a one-off version of the McLaren Senna road car. Named Senna Sempre, this bespoke McLaren Senna complements the Formula 1 livery by integrating similar design elements. Created and hand painted by McLaren Special Operations, the colourful livery also takes inspiration from his helmet, blending his yellow, green and blue colours, while incorporating dot matrix portraits of Ayrton and further Senna references.

Commenting on the one-off Senna livery, McLaren CEO Zak Brown said: “The team is proud to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary life and racing legacy of Ayrton Senna through this McLaren livery. Senna remains revered and respected as Formula 1’s greatest icon, and McLaren’s most decorated driver.

"His impact on McLaren is enormous, not only through his racing record but also presence within the team, and now his legacy, so it’s an honour to race for him at his most successful circuit in his green, yellow and blue colours. 

“It’s great to collaborate on the “McLaren SENNA presented by OKX” campaign with Senna Brand, in partnership with Official Presenting Partner OKX and alongside our colleagues in McLaren Automotive. With it being the thirtieth anniversary of his passing, the team are choosing to recognise and celebrate his life at one of his favourite and most successful places to race, Monaco. We look forward to racing in this vibrant and beautiful livery this weekend," Brown added.