The Committee of Constitution and Justice and Citizenship (CCJ) of the Chamber of Deputies approved on Thursday (24 november) the Bill 2793/19, of Deputy Filipe Barros (PSL-PR), which declares the pilot Ayrton Senna da Silva , killed in 1994, as patron of the Brazilian sport.

Ayrton Senna in Monaco 1988

“Senna was a Formula 1 driver during the 1980s and 1990s, being
considered by many to be the biggest name in Brazilian sport and one of the
greatest drivers in the history of world motorsport, “said the project’s author.

“Ayrton Senna has set a new level of excellence in sport.
supremacy was evidenced in three situations where the challenge of guiding
very high speed was even more intense: in the rain, running laps
perfect at the poles and street circuits. Senna was, besides all that, a
tireless sportsman seeking to push his own limits. The brazilian
was responsible for some of the most remarkable moments of the main
world motor racing category, “said the deputy.

Filipe Barros recalls that Senna died tragically, receiving treatment of national hero, on May 1, 1994, at 34, after colliding with a protective wall at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola.

“Years after his death in 2009, Ayrton Senna was elected at a
217 Formula 1 drivers by the English magazine Autosport, the best driver of
Formula 1 of all time, “said Barros.

The rapporteur of the proposal in the CCJ, Deputy Delegate Waldir (PSL-GO), recommended that the text be approved. Previously, the bill was approved by the Culture Commission, with the assent of Deputy Felicio Laterça (PSL-RJ).

The project was processed in conclusive character and will proceed to the Senate’s review, unless there is recourse to vote by the House Plenary.