Magic Senna

magic senna sculpture richard brixel

Magic Senna, Bronze, 470 cm high, ed.-8, including base in bronze, shown at Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, May 2004.

The Ayrton Senna Sculpture is built on four parts. The first part is Ayrton Senna, the man. The second part is the car, we chose later the McLaren nr 8 he drove at his magic victory in Donington 1993. The third part is the ocean, the wind, the waves binding together all the continents where Senna worked. And the fourth part is Brazil symbolized by the Brazilian flag he flies in his right hand.

This was my first idea when I was contacted in January 2004 and asked if I was interested in making a monument to commemorate Senna. Of course I said yes immediately. The Senna sculpture is a continuation and development of ideas I had for the monument over Ronnie Peterson I had made 6 months earlier placed in his home town Orebro, Sweden. Peterson and Senna both had extreme and exquisite speed and car control, from childhood practice, in common.

In the sculpture Ayrton Senna is carried by the waves in an upwards going spiral towards upcoming adventures.

The following people has put their handprints and signatures in relief on the base of the bronze to show honor to a man with great impact on their lives.

Alain Prost, Tom Wheatcroft, Keith Sutton, Julian Jakobi, Owen O´Mahony, Sid Mosca, Sid Watkins, Nuno Cobra, Ron Dennis, Murray Walker, Jo Ramirez, Celso Lemos, Bernie Ecclestone, Damon Hill, Gerhard Berger, Josef Leberer.

Back side: Hans van der Schroeff, Ron van der Heiden, Richard Brixel, Fonderia Massimo del Chiaro.