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Unique Senna portrait on display at AUTOSPORT International 2015

A unique portrait of Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna will appear in Europe for the first time at AUTOSPORT International 2015 next month

Unique Senna portrait on display at AUTOSPORT International 2015

British artist Ian Berry uses layers of denim to create his work, and his portrait of Senna - commissioned by the Ayrton Senna Institute to mark the 20th anniversary of the three-time F1 champion's death this year - was made using jeans donated by members of the Senna family.

The Senna portrait will be displayed as part of the F1 Racing grid during the January 8-11 event at Birmingham's NEC.

"I remember playing a racing game and we all wanted to be Senna. I was only 10 in 1994, but I remember," said Berry.

"In later life I realised that he was an icon that transcended the sport of motor racing and is one of the greatest icons of the 20th century and his legacy lives far into the 21st.

"To be told by the family that [the portrait] captured all his emotions and every part - the nose, mouth, eyes especially, and even down to the hair - it made me very happy."

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AUTOSPORT International features a vast array of cars and stars from the motorsport world present and past.

Confirmed guests so far include ex-Formula 1 racers David Coulthard and Allan McNish, World Rallycross champion Petter Solberg and a host of British Touring Car champions led by 2014 title-winner Colin Turkington.

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