Where: Lamborghini Museum, Via Modena, 12 - 40019 Sant'Agata Bolognese (BO),
When: April 12 - October 9, 2017
A great Formula One champion, one of the most adored ever, meets another worldwide myth: the Lamborghini motors. The result is the exciting exhibition "Ayrton Senna. The last night", a special event opening on April 12 at the Lamborghini Museum in Sant'Agata Bolognese, that brings together for the first time all the race cars driven by Ayrton Senna, and the history of Senna the man as well as the champion, through a moving series of photographs that retrace his life.
Why the Lamborghini Museum is hosting an exhibition on Senna? It is not widely known that the unfortunate Brazilian champion could have had a different fate if the result of a secret test, conducted in September 1993, had had a positive outcome. The test was arranged to try out the Lamborghini F1 V12 engine on Senna’s McLaren. The result was exciting, and the driver would have switched immediately. But the negotiations fell through, and he decided to go to Williams. Unfortunately.
What remains, however, is that episode and the white McLaren like in the test, with its Lamborghini engine at its side, on display in Sant’Agata along with the Williams, Lotus JPS, Toleman, and the Formula 3 and Formula Ford cars, and even the kart of his debut.
The pictures, dispalyed all around the cars, are taken by one of the most famous Formula One photographers, Ercole Colombo. Arranged according to an account written by journalist Giorgio Terruzzi, they tell the story of Senna’s life, up to his last night in Suite 200 of the hotel where he was staying the night before the Gran Prix held on that fateful day of May 1, 1994.
The exhibition is open everyday until October 9, 2017.
Timetable: Mon-Sun, 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m
Tickets: FULL PRICE 15 euros CONCESSIONS 12 euros (students, groups and the over 65s); 5.00 euros (children between six and fourteen years of age); Free for children under the age of six
Organizer: Lamborghini Museum and ViDi (Vidicultural, Milano)
Info: Lamborghini Museum
Tel. 0039 051 681 7611
Last update: 11-04-2017