Iron Studios are set to release an Ayrton Senna statue, dedicated to the Formula 1 legend’s historic victory at the 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix.
Without a doubt, Ayrton Senna is one of the most recognised and celebrated figures in Formula 1. His life continues to be celebrated, even with his death now over two decades ago.
Iron Studios, known for their accurate representations of both fictional and real-life personalities, are set to bring Senna to life once more. With their upcoming limited edition 1:10 statue, commemorating his renowned victory at the 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix.
Senna’s 1991 win is special for two reasons. Firstly, it was his maiden victory in his home country of Brazil. And secondly, Senna would be subjected to using only sixth gear during the late stages of the race due to gearbox failure. Something that should be almost impossible to do in an F1 car.
As the laps ticked down, Williams’ Riccardo Patrese continued to close the gap. However, an exhausted Senna was able to hold on for the win. Finishing 2.9 seconds ahead of Patrese.
Struggling to control the McLaren during those closing stages of the race, Senna suffered severe muscle cramping. Requiring assistance to exit from the cockpit of his MP4/6.
“The first place on the podium has never been more deserved than in this event. And to celebrate this historic moment in motorsport, Iron Studios proudly presents it’s statue “Ayrton Senna – 1991 – Art Scale 1/10 – Iron Studios”, to eternalize even more this fantastic victory in the career of our beloved champion.
“Wearing his striking red jumpsuit, on the base of the podium of first place. Decorated with the flags of victory, with the commemorative sparkling bottle at his feet and his signature on a plaque on the front. Our hero poses contemplative and proud of himself. Although the exhaustion is visible in his countenance, due to the effort made to his limit. With the Brazilian flag in his right hand and resting on his shoulder, and the blue cap of the former sponsor Banco Nacional in his left hand.”
Hand painted and standing at 11.8″ high, the statue is scheduled for release on September 30th, with pre-orders available now.