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Why modern hero worship of Senna misses the mark

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Why modern hero worship of Senna misses the mark
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May 4, 2019, 11:10 AM

Ayrton Senna's ascent to latterday sainthood means we now worship the myth rather than understanding the fascinating complexities of the man in full.

Twenty-five years on from Ayrton Senna's tragic and untimely death, has the myth of Senna now surpassed and even smothered the reality, along with all its many complexities and contradictions? It feels very much as if we're compelled to worship the image rather than weigh the man in full.

Take the Senna Sempre logo, featuring an impressionistic image of his face, consciously aping the visual power of Che Guevara and James Dean iconography. Even rendered in monochrome, his eyes retain that disconcerting intensity.

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Drivers Ayrton Senna Shop Now
Author Stuart Codling