Ayrton Senna qualified on pole at the 1985 European Grand Prix in the JP Lotus 97t and took an early lead with the Williams-Honda of Keke Rosberg and Brabham’s Nelson Piquet followed by Mansell in the Williams-Honda. On lap seven Rosberg challenged Senna for the lead at Surtees and spun, collecting Piquet in the process. That left Mansell free to challenge Senna, and when Rosberg rejoined right in front of this lead battle after a pitstop to replace a punctured tyre, a bit of uncooperative driving from the Finn gave Mansell the chance to seize the lead on lap nine. Mansell was to win but Senna finished in second after a dramatic race.
The ‘Motorsport Classics’ images are a collection of photographs by Steve Theodorou taken in the late 70’s to mid 80’s.
Limited edition of 350. This item is numbered and signed by the photographer Steve Theodorou.
A must have item for F1 fans. Frame not included.