One of IndyCar’s most special moments this year came with the announcement Simon Pagenaud would be running an Ayrton Senna tribute helmet at this year’s Indianapolis 500.
Pagenaud will now auction the commemorative Senna helmet off to benefit the Ayrton Senna Institute, which promotes children’s literacy efforts.
Here’s a video of Pagenaud paying tribute to his racing hero. As it wound up, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Pagenaud to wear the helmet. The longtime Honda driver is shifting to Chevrolet-powered Team Penske in 2015.