From the 17th of February to the 24th of July, a special photo exposition with images and texts is taking place inside the hall of exhibition in Monza circuit.
Ayrton Senna da Silva obviously was an extraordinary driver and, above all, a man that was capable of leaving an unforgettable mark in the racing universe and beyond it. The concept behind the exhibition “Ayrton Senna. The last night” comes from a very particular book called “Suite 200. Ayrton Senna’s last night”, written by one of the finest Italian motor racing journalists Giorgio Terruzzi. The book is an enthralling novel that investigates the last moments of this great driver’s life, his reflections, his thoughts as he was unconsciously getting closer to that fatal moment at the Imola track in 1994.
The visitors will move through a collection of about 100 pictures taken by the famous racing photographer Ercole Colombo, accompanied by relevant phrases from the book. The aim of the show is to “narrate Senna’s life with images and words”, from his early start in kart races to his début in the Formula 1 world, his victories and defeats, his friends, colleagues, competitors, his complicated relationship with Alain Prost, his faith, the family affairs.
The exhibition also contains some of his belongings, like the original kart dated 1979 that led him to victory during many races in the early stages of his career. The people will get the chance to submerge in an emotional and involving story that culminates with the last night of the driver that he spent in the well known Suite 200, his preferred room inside Hotel Castello, not far from Imola.
The project represents a tribute to the work of two great professionals of sport journalism and photography. And what better location than Monza, “the temple of speed”. This is the place that generated the spark to Ercole Colombo and Giorgio Terruzzi’s careers, thanks to some incredible life-changing experiences.