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Magic Senna

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Fine Art print
Baryta Hahnemühle 315g
Alu mounted print
Hanging bars
Gap Frame
Black wood
Acrylic print
Aluminium brace

62,50 €

LocationEstoril, Portugal
Prints issueLIMITED EDITION 50 prints ONLY
Shooting dateApril 20th, 1985
Original pictureNegative
Motorsport Images
Motorsport Images

Motorsport Images has the largest motoring picture collection in the world. The archive houses approximately 18 million images of which in the region of half are black and white negatives and glass plates. The library is made up of images from the world of motor sport since it began and every conceivable road car since it's invention. This incredible archive is the result of the amalgamation of a number of previously separate archives, which are now housed under one roof.

Many of the images are published pictures from the magazines owned and bought by Haymarket over the years and the archive contains the original prints from the very first 'Autocar' issue published in 1895 right through to the present day issue. 'The Motor' archive contains more sporting images with black and white negatives, glass plate and acetate from 1924 - subjects include road cars, sprints, hill climbs, motor shows and Grands Prix.

The original Teesdale Company supplied pictures to 'MotorSport' magazine (founded in 1924) and Motoring News (founded in 1955) and has over 4 million black & white negatives of motor racing events from the 1920's through to the early 1990's. The first colour images appeared in the mid 1950's and 30 years of unpublished 35mm colour images remain in the LAT Black Books. LAT now supplies the Haymarket Media Group, commercial clients, the worldwide media and agencies with motor sport coverage from around the world from Formula 1 to karting.

The 'Autosport' archive contains images from the world's leading motorsport weekly. Since 1950 all aspects of motor racing from Formula 1, Le Mans and sports cars, rallying, single seaters and club racing have been photographed and archived in colour and black and white formats.

Do not trust this picture. She is untrue in more ways than one!
The weather is nice and dry, we are in Estoril (Portugal), and Ayrton Senna seems to pose for a publicity photo. His new Lotus Renault, dressed in the legendary black and gold colors of his sponsor John Player Special is stopped on the track in position 3/4 back, the pilot's helmet resting on the right flank ...
In fact, Senna just had a turbo failure, as it often happened at the time, and wisely waiting for it to come back.
The lie is in fact to come, because the Portuguese Grand Prix will be disturbed by the rain from the trials of Friday, then the race will take place under the torrential water, making it not only complicated, but potentially dangerous.
The Brazilian driver will win his first victory in this race with the way, earning his nickname "Magic Senna", king of the rain. Lotus's first success since the death of Colin Chapman, Renault's first success since the 1983 Austrian GP, ​​1mn ahead (!!) on the second, Michele Alboreto and his Ferrari, the only driver not to have conceded 1 lap to the gifted driver. Patrick Tambay will complete the podium with his Renault.

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Magic Senna - LAT Archive

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