Lewis Hamilton to race with Senna-themed helmet in Brazil

Lewis Hamilton receives a painting with the portrait of late Brazilian pilot Ayrton Senna in Sao Paulo, on Nov. 9, 2016. (Photo: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton will honor his idol Ayrton Senna this weekend at the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo.

Senna, a three-time World Champion, did a lot for the sport in his home country of Brazil and across the world, and is regarded by many as the greatest F1 driver of all time. He was killed in a crash in San Marino on May 1, 1994.

Hamilton was one of many aspiring racers who was affected by the death of Senna, but he continued to pursue his dream of motor racing and is now a three-time World Champion himself.

On Thursday, Hamilton revealed that he would be wearing a helmet paying homage to Senna at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix:

This is far from the first time that Hamilton has worn a Senna tribute helmet in front of the Brazilian fans:

Lewis Hamilton looks at his helmet ahead of the 2011 Brazilian GP. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Ayrton Senna seen racing with his distinct yellow racing helmet. (Photo: Getty Images)