Williams Reveal Cool Tribute to Ayrton Senna for 20th Anniversary of His Death

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterMarch 11, 2014

FILE -- Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna, adjusts his fireproof covering while sitting in his McLaren Honda before a practice session at the Australian Grand Prix in this Nov. 4, 1989 file photo. Nearly three years after Senna was killed in a crash at the San Marino Grand Prix in Italy, six Formula One officials face trial on manslaughter charges Thursday in a case that could threaten the future of the sport. (AP Photo)
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The Williams F1 team have revealed a tribute to Ayrton Senna on the front wing of their car for the 2014 season, marking 20 years since Senna died while racing at the San Marino Grand Prix.

We'll be running an updated 20th anniversary Senna logo on the nose of the FW36 this season. Here it is... pic.twitter.com/iqxLN2XMKw

— WILLIAMS RACING (@WilliamsRacing) March 7, 2014

Senna was best remembered for his three world titles with McLaren, but it was in a Williams that he suffered his fatal accident.

His loss was keenly felt across the sport and particularly with the team, who have always had the Senna Foundation charity tribute on their vehicles since the accident.

The BBC explain:

His image, on the left of the nose cone, will include the words "Ayrton Senna Sempre", Portuguese for "always".

"This new logo is our way of celebrating his achievements," said team principal Frank Williams.

Williams also have a completely new livery for this season, with drinks firm Martini becoming a key sponsor. 

Additionally, the team have taken on a Brazilian driver for the new campaign, with veteran Felipe Massa replacing Pastor Maldonado.

Indications in testing are that Williams, one of the longest-running and most successful companies in the history of the sport, may have produced a surprisingly competitive car after a season in the F1 wilderness.