AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly has donated the Ayrton Senna-inspired helmet that he wore at last year’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to the Senna Foundation.

Gasly wore the helmet, designed with the blessing of the Senna family, upon Formula 1’s return last year to Imola, the venue where Senna sustained fatal injuries in 1994.

Gasly qualified a standout fourth for AlphaTauri but retired from the race due to a power unit issue.

The helmet will now go up for auction in order to raise funds for the Senna Foundation, which supports the education of children and young people in Senna’s native Brazil.

Gasly has also made 1:2 scale mini helmets available, which have been signed on the visor, and funds raised from those sales will also be donated to the Senna Foundation.

Gasly, who won last year’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza, will stay on at AlphaTauri this year, alongside rookie Yuki Tsunoda.

Formula 1 is due to return to Imola for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on April 18.

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