After what seems to have been an extraordinary interruption to the F1 calendar so early in the season thanks to the cancellation of the Chinese GP, the teams head for Baku and the Caspian Sea this weekend.
It is also a poignant time of year as we remember the fateful events of 1994 when Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna perished at Imola in 1994.
Genuine Senna pieces with provenance remain highly prized and do not come better that this original bespoke Xmas card sent by Ayrton in 1992 to one of his McLaren mechanics. Hand signed by the legendary Brazilian, it comes complete with postmarked envelope addressed to the team in Woking.
We also showcase a superb bust – The boy from Sao Paolo by Peter Close – and ‘Brazilian Eyes’ – an original resin sealed painting by Ben Payne capturing Senna’s intense concentration.
From the current era we have a superb 2022 Bahrain GP plaque hand signed by Max Verstappen as well as a Pirelli cap signed by Carlos Sainz Jr and Charles LeClerc and a Williams Bremont sponsor cap signed by Alex Albon.
Finally this week, two fantastic McLaren F1 roadcar pieces new to stock. A carbon bonnet spar signed by Gordon Murray and a pair of gloves from the owners service kit accompanied by a pair of front splitter skid blocks.
Ayrton Senna Signed Personal Christmas Card From 1992£1,250.00
McLaren F1 carbon fibre ‘bonnet’ spar signed by Gordon Murray£495.00
The Boy From Sao Paolo£350.00
Pirelli ‘1st’ podium cap signed by LeClerc, Sainz and Alesi£225.00
Alex Albon signed Bremont Williams F1 sponsor cap£105.00
A 2022 Bahrain F1 GP commemorative plaque signed by Max Verstappen
A pair of McLaren F1 original owners service gloves and a pair of front splitter skid blocks