You know what people say about heroes? Our heroes of today had heroes of their own back in the day. That’s how the current crop of athletes have become the best at what they do; they had role models to look up to when they were young. If you’re one of the current crop of Formula One drivers, there’s one name that comes to mind: the late, great Ayrton Senna.

Jenson Button andLewis Hamilton are arguably two of the biggest names in F1 these days. But at one point, they too were racing fans – and Senna fans at that. So when they were able to take a look inside the historic McLaren garage – home to the team’s historic racecars from yesteryear - you kind of expected that they would gravitate towards one that belonged to a certain former World Champion.

Ayrton Senna.

And for two of the most charismatic drivers in the F1 grid today, it was a rare moment of silent contemplation given the rich tradition and long history that they were surrounded in. And to be honest, it was a side of both Button and Hamilton that we actually enjoyed.

For a moment, they were just like us: race fans who had the opportunity to sit in the same seat that they’re beloved hero once occupied.


Source: McLaren

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  (939) posted on 07.12.2010

yeah, they keep on capturing images on the super cars parked inside the garage.

  (1022) posted on 07.7.2010

What about Hamilton’s obvious violation in the pit lane? How come nothing was done?

  (612) posted on 07.7.2010

It is a travesty that Hamilton was not penalized for racing in the pits - in the slow lane where pit crews work. Very dangerous; he knows better. Now he knows he can get away with it. Are the stewards failing or have they been instructed to be lenient from above?

  (555) posted on 07.6.2010

well they became fans of the vehicle they used to drive.

  (648) posted on 07.5.2010

I wonder how much does it cost to have a 1998 F1 Car.

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