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Brazilian players pay helmet tribute to F1 legend Senna

Players from the Corinthians football club wear replicas of the helmet worn by late Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna. Photo: REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Players from the Corinthians football club in Sau Paulo, Brazil, have marked the 20th anniversary of the death of F1 legend Ayrton Senna, by all wearing his famous yellow and green helmet.

The players walked out onto the pitch with the helmets under their arms, before placing them on their heads during the line-up - as a mark of respect to the F1 Legend.

Corinthians soccer club players stand over replicas of the helmet worn by late Formula One driver Ayrton Senna. Credit: REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Senna, who was a Corinthians fan and won three Formula One world championships, was killed in an accident while leading the San Marino Grand Prix on 1 May 1994.

The Brazilian racing driver Senna was also among the most dominant and successful Formula One drivers of the modern era, he is also considered one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport.

Players from the Corinthians soccer club carry replicas of the helmet worn by late Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna. Credit: REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

After the touching moment, the Brazilian side went on to beat Nacional 3-0 in the Copa do Brasil, at the Arena Amazônia.

The Grand Prix track at Imola will also mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Formula 1 driver Aryton Senna with a mass today.

Corinthians football club fans cheer over a banner of late Formula One driver Ayrton Senna Credit: REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A picture of Ayrton Senna will also feature on the side of Williams' cars for the 2014 season.