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An original Ayrton Senna driver’s helmet could sell for six figures at auction at Bonham’s Goodwood Festival of Speed auction on July 13, thedrive.com reports. The estimated price is between $79,000 and $110,000, the auctioneers say.
The F1 legend is said too have worn the helmet during a practice session at the Paul Ricard Circuit on March 2, 1994, just two months before a tragic crash took his life at the age of 34.
The Bell Vortex type SS Penske 93/94 helmet comes complete with intercom and headphones, a Bell helmet bag, and a signed letter from Pierre Van Ginneken certifying the helmet’s authenticity.
At the RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction earlier this year, Senna’s yellow Lotus Honda racing suit sold for 38,400 euros ($44,767), while his 1993 Monaco Grand Prix-winning McLaren car sold for $5 million.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.
Prince Albert has warned the National Council that its criticism of his government’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic is unnecessarily escalating the tension and uncertainty surrounding the crisis.