The British ace has been likened to the three-time world champion by his McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh.
His swashbuckling driving style is similar to the brilliant Senna — although it is not always appreciated by his rivals.
After a difficult couple of seasons, Hamilton, 27, will start his bid to win his second world title in Melbourne this weekend.
And while he returns to the track in a fresh state of mind, he promises that his flair will remain. He said: “I’m massively honoured people would put me in the same light as such a great star.
“It was my dream to emulate Ayrton, so for people to put my name in the same sentence as his is a great honour.
“I still have that desire to emulate Ayrton and to drive the way I drive and stay out of trouble.”
Hamilton made a strong start to last season with a second-place finish in Australia. And he is hoping for similar this time.
He added: “The goal is to make sure I am on the podium for every race. A win would be a bonus.”
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