Honda Recreated An Amazing Ayrton Senna Lap Using Light And Sound

In 1989, the incredible Ayrton Senna completed a lap of the Japanese F1 circuit, smashing a world record in the process. On board was Honda's engine telemetry system which recorded a bunch of information from the car. Now, almost a decade after his death, Honda is using that same data, along with some giant speakers and lights to recreate that incredible lap in a flurry of noise. This is a beautiful tribute.

Honda took the racing telemetry from Senna's F1 car in 1989 and positioned a series of lights and speakers along the racing-line on the Japanese F1 GP course.

The lights and noise fuse perfectly to create almost a ghost of Senna's F1 car flying around the track in a haze of engine screams.

What an incredible driver Senna was. *sniff*

It's worth turning on caption translation in the YouTube clip to understand the Japanese titles. Provided you don't already speak Japanese, of course.


Comments

    Now, almost a decade after his death Ayrton Senna died in 1994.

    Don't you mean "nearly two decades after his death"?

    Last edited 29/07/13 6:59 pm

      Luke exists outside our normal space time continuum.

    Luke is the guy who thought a hydraulic handbrake was a shifter in ken blocks focus and then had the nerve to abuse me when I pointed out his error. Should stick to googling reviews of iPhones.

    Last edited 29/07/13 8:50 pm

      Be careful - the last time I had the audacity to highlight yet another of his glaring errors he trolled his own article for days, abusing anyone who dared use facts against his reporting.

    Can someone find the full lap please?

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