1985 Aryton Senna Official Limited Edition JPS Lotus Replica Bell XFM-1 F1 HelmetNow Sold
1985 Aryton Senna Official Limited Edition JPS Lotus Replica Bell XFM-1 F1 Helmet
Limited edition Bell XFM-1 replica helmet of the one worn by Ayrton Senna during the 1985 Formula 1 season. Senna drove for JPS Team Lotus that year in the iconic Lotus 97T powered by a Renault EF15 1.5 litre V6 Turbo engine. After retiring from the first race of the F1 season at the Brazilian Grand Prix, Senna would go on to score his first F1 win in spectacular fashion. At the second round of the season, the Portuguese Grand Prix, Senna took the first pole position of his Formula 1 career. He converted it into his first victory in the race, which was held in very wet conditions, winning by over a minute from Michele Alboreto in the Ferrari and lapping everyone up to and including 3rd placed Patrick Tambay. The race was the first ‘Grand Slam’ of Senna’s career, as he also set the fastest lap of the race. He would later argue it was the best drive of his career. Senna definitely made his mark that season scoring a grand total of 2 wins and 6 podiums, gaining 7 poles and 3 fastest laps along the way, and coming in 4th in the World Drivers’ Championship. Senna would go on to win 3 World Drivers’ Championship in total in his spectacular career.
The neon yellow helmet has parallel green and blue bands running horizontally around it representing the colours of the Brazilian national flag, with Nacional and John Player branding on the top section. The visor bears an elf & Renault branded sun strip and the chin of the helmet has the Nacional branding logo on it as well. The lower back of the helmet has a sticker that has “Commemorative Replica Ayrton Senna – 1985 Lotus Renault” printed on it.
The helmet is an official replica and comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity.
Note: This helmet is not Snell rated and is made for display use only.