Japan pays hommage to Senna

Ayrton Senna No Limits expo arrives in Nagoya at the Japan Grand Prix week The new phase of the Ayrton Senna No Limits exposition will be open in October 6th in Nagoya, Japan. The worldwide expo launch coincides with Japan F-1 Grand Prix ...

Ayrton Senna No Limits expo arrives in Nagoya at the Japan Grand Prix week

The new phase of the Ayrton Senna No Limits exposition will be open in October 6th in Nagoya, Japan. The worldwide expo launch coincides with Japan F-1 Grand Prix activities that take place in October 10th at Suzuka racetrack. Bruno Senna, Ayrton Senna's nephew, will represent the Ayrton Senna Institute and the family Senna at the opening and during the homage that will take place in the Japan GP.

Open to public visitors from October 06th to 16th, from 10 am to 07 pm, the 700 m" expo will happen inside Takashimaya department store and will count on Mainichi Newspaper sponsorship. The visitors and Senna's enthusiasts will have a chance to know on informative panels details about pilot's career, since his start at go-kart races until 1994 at Williams Team.

Some items of the exposition detach the liaison between Ayrton Senna and Japan. The Japanese people always got a special admiration for Senna, not only for his victories and strong relationship with Honda, but also by his dedication and concentration at work.

Among the items exposed there are:

*McLaren MP4/6 given by Honda and piloted by Senna in 1991.
*Overall and helmet given by Honda worn by Senna in 1991.
*Overall and helmet worn in 1984 in his first season at F1 in Toleman.
*World Champion of Constructors Trophy from 1988 and 1991 given by Honda.
*Complete suit with overall, racing shoes, gloves and helmet worn by Senna in 1993.
*T-shirt and soccer ball, signed and given by Zico, actual Japan soccer team manager, in a casual meeting in 10/19/1993.

Trophies:

*Winner GP Brazil '93.
*Winner GP Japan '93.
*Winner GP Monaco '92.
*World Champion given by FIA '88.
*Winner bottle of champagne from GP Japan '88.

Besides the related objects from his carrier on the tracks, there are several personal items too, including Portugal office's reproduction.

2004 is celebrating the life of a Brazilian icon -- Ayrton Senna. Throughout 2004, several events will pay tribute to the driver, both in Brazil and abroad. The activities are part of the Ayrton Senna do Brasil (The Brazilian Ayrton Senna) and Ayrton Senna no Limits projects, which reaffirm Senna's ideals, such as determination, motivation, persistence, patriotism, excellence, optimism, and the endless quest for perfection.

"The project aims to celebrate Ayrton's ideals and the pride he took in being a Brazilian citizen, hence revealing the nation's winning character and bringing out the champion that lies inside us all. The idea is to bring out the inner force everyone has within, fulfilling their own potentialities for becoming winners in life", says Viviane.

The Brazilian Ayrton Senna and Ayrton Senna No Limits will be possible by means of partnerships with private and government organizations from Brazil and abroad.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ayrton Senna , Bruno Senna
Teams McLaren , Williams