EAU ROUGE by Paul Oz
Ayrton said in 1993 "If you take away Eau Rouge you take away the reason why I do this" which is why after very careful consideration renowned artist Paul Oz selected this particular pose for this pecial creation. Senna as he would've been positioned when driving this most iconic section of track – left – right – up hill, accelerating hard, back end trying to kick out.
In an incredibly meticulous initiative endorsed by Instituto Ayrton Senna, Paul Oz has immortalised Senna in bronze. Paul and his foundry team have used cutting-edge technology fused with unrivalled craftsmanship to create these beautiful pieces created by the most prestigious foundry in the world. In a world first, hundreds of individual 2D images were stitched together to create a 3D model which was then refined to enhance the logos, suit folds and stitching. The eventual 3D printed model was then resurfaced in clay and additional detail added. From there it was divided into smaller castable sections and formed in wax, complete with internal piping to pour the molten bronze in and allow the melted wax out.
Paul Oz says of the statue's pose:
"It’s a position alien to most and even many F1 fans don’t appreciate how extreme it is, even back in the 90’s, although more so now. If there's one thing I am happiest about with this statue is the dynamic and balance of the position."