An incredibly detailed life-size bronze statue of Formula One (F1) legend Ayrton Senna was unveiled at the Autosport International Show at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on Saturday, to mark 25 years since his passing.

British portrait artist and sculptor Paul Oz, who is behind the piece of work, said that he wanted to create the statue of Senna because he is "easily the biggest icon in F1, the F1 will ever have."

The statue portrays Senna in the pose of driving through the Eau Rouge corner. According to Oz, the inspiration for this posture came from the idea "to try and impart the dynamic of Eau Rouge" in a static sculpture.

The Senna statue reportedly weighs in at 160 kilogrammes (352 pounds) of raw bronze. It took the sculptor and his team more than a year to complete the work.


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