On the Red Carpet with the SENNA grid girls!

We had the great pleasure of travelling to Melbourne today to cover the Australian premiere and red carpet of the SENNA documentary release.

The event was well-attended by a host of celebrities and sporting figures, and we had the great privilege of interviewing former motorcycle champions Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner, as well as former Minardi owner Paul Stoddart and former F1 driver Tim Schenken.

Stoddart kicked off festivities when he arrived at the Crown Complex driving one of his famous two-seater Minardis, with a competition winner as his lucky passenger. The winner of the competition to find Australia’s biggest Ayrton Senna fan was Michael Nikitas, who owns an enormous collection of Senna memorabilia.

It was a spectacle of noise and colour, until the clutch started to misbehave just metres before his parking spot and the car stalled! Undeterred, it was still amazing to hear the noise and to take plenty of pictures.

Here is a selection of some of the images from the evening; the complete gallery can be found on our Facebook page.

A McLaren show car on display Paul Stoddart arrives in the Minardi F1x2
IMG_1223 Paul Stoddart poses with the SENNA girls
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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.