Formula E
14 Feb
-
15 Feb
Event finished
R
Marrakesh E-prix
27 Feb
-
29 Feb
Next event in
3 days
Formula 1 MotoGP
05 Mar
-
08 Mar
FP1 in
11 days
R
Thailand GP
19 Mar
-
22 Mar
FP1 in
25 days
NASCAR Cup
08 Feb
-
17 Feb
Event finished
21 Feb
-
23 Feb
Race in
07 Hours
:
57 Minutes
:
19 Seconds
IndyCar
13 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
18 days
R
Birmingham
03 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
39 days
WEC
22 Feb
-
23 Feb
Race in
05 Hours
:
27 Minutes
:
19 Seconds
18 Mar
-
20 Mar
Next event in
23 days

Pope Francis to be presented with Senna sculpture

shares
comments
Pope Francis to be presented with Senna sculpture
By:
Apr 16, 2019, 8:41 AM

Pope Francis is to be presented with a special bronze sculpture of Ayrton Senna on Wednesday, as part of a tribute ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Brazilian’s death.

Ayrton Senna sculpture and Paula Senna Lalli
Ayrton Senna sculpture by Paula Senna Lalli
Ayrton Senna sculpture by Paula Senna Lalli

The artwork has been made by Senna’s niece Paula Senna Lalli and is to be presented by her sister Bianca, who is a director of the Ayrton Senna Institute. After the presentation, the sculpture will become part of the collection of the Vatican Museum.

The commission for the Senna bust, called 'Meu Ayrton', came from the three-time world champion’s mother Neyde Senna three years ago, and the ceremony will be its public unveiling.

Senna Lalli said: “I was very proud to be given this mission by my grandmother, who wanted to portray the way he is remembered by the family with lots of warmth.

“I took on the challenge, even though I knew it would be hard: not many masterpieces like this are approved by our family, and even fewer by grandma [Senna's mother], who is known for having high standards.”

The ceremony will take place at the Vatican on Wednesday morning. Senna Lalli cannot attend due to family commitments as she has just had her second child.

Next article
Motorsport Live launches the Motorsport Valley Tour

Previous article

Motorsport Live launches the Motorsport Valley Tour

Next article

Volkswagen adds DRS for Nurburgring record attempt

Volkswagen adds DRS for Nurburgring record attempt
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1 , General
Author Jonathan Noble