Lewis Hamilton pays tribute to F1 idol Ayrton Senna with emotional video | F1 | Sport


Hamilton clinched his fourth world championship title in October at the Mexico Grand Prix.

But at the Canadian Grand Prix in June, Hamilton equalled Senna’s record of 65 pole positions.

Senna, who drove for Williams, McLaren, Lotus and Toleman, during his career, tragically died after crashing into the barrier in his final race at the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994 aged 34.

And Hamilton, who was presented with a replica of one of his hero’s helmets, reminisced about his achievement on Instagram.

“So it’s been an incredible day,” Hamilton said, speaking on June 10.

“I reached a lifelong goal which was to emulate Ayrton Senna.

“From when I was a kid, I watched him from when I was five years old and the goal was always to get to Formula One and do something like him. 

“When I got up to Formula One it was kind of to try and reach the awesome levels and records that he did and achieved.

“Today [June 11] I got my 65th pole [position] and the Senna family sent me one of these helmets.

“This one is a replica but I believe there is a real one waiting for me somewhere.

“It was a very emotional moment for me because I grew up watching him, I grew up believing in him as his country did.

“It’s great to have someone who inspires you and he did that for me.”

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