Hamilton to race with Senna tribute helmet in Brazil

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Lewis Hamilton has confirmed that he will race with a revised helmet design for this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix that pays tribute to Formula 1 icon Ayrton Senna.

Senna won three world championships through his F1 career and is widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the sport’s history.

One of Senna’s most famous victory came on home soil in 1991, when he won the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos despite being stuck in sixth gear.

Senna has been an inspiration for Hamilton throughout his career, with his third world title in 2016 being the most significant as he matched the Brazilian.

Hamilton has never won at Interlagos, but needs to do so if he is to realistically keep his hopes of a fourth world title in 2016 alive. Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg leads the standings by 19 points with two rounds remaining.

Hamilton took to Twitter on Thursday to present the design of his helmet for the Brazilian Grand Prix, which features yellow and green colors, the Brazilian flag and a graphic of the Christ The Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.