Macau Grand Prix Museum presents Vhils sculpture in honor of Ayrton Senna

By TPN/Lusa, in Art, Motorsport, News · 21-03-2021 10:00:00 · 0 Comments

The 16,000 square meters renovated Macau Grand Prix museum, which includes a new mural of former Brazilian Formula One champion Ayrton Senna, created by Portuguese Vhils.

The Grand Prize "is part of the culture of Macau" and the aim of this museum is "to reach the generations of the future" so that they "continue to know and have an affinity" with this event, said the director of Tourism Services of Macau, Maria Helena Senna Fernandes, in a meeting with journalists, before a guided tour. "In the past, the distance between the Grand Prix and the residents was very close, but with the professionalisation of the Grand Prix the distance with the public increased and, therefore, we wanted to reach the public through the Grand Prix museum, especially our generation of the future ", he stressed. With a history of "more than 60 years in Macau, the Grand Prix has followed the growth of residents of the territory," added Senna Fernandes.

After the renovation, which cost 479 million patacas (about 50 million euros), the museum's space has increased six times to approximately 16,000 square meters and four floors, featuring various installations, interactive games and motorcycle racing in virtual reality. (VR), as well as cars and motorcycles by famous drivers who participated in the Macau Grand Prix, such as the seven-time German world champion Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna or the Portuguese Eduardo Carvalho. Ayrton Senna, who died in 1994 during the San Marino Grand Prix, is honored in the composition of Alexandre Farto, better known as Vhils, who represents the Brazilian driver's historic victory in Macau in 1983, and includes a portrait of the driver as well as of the Ralt RT3 Toyota that he drove for the Theodore Racing team. The museum is still in experimental operation during this month, but as of next Monday, the general public can purchase tickets for visits on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays in April and May, by prior online registration.



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