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2015-05-08 10:20

A LEGEND ON STAGE: McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso (left) shares a stage with a F1 legend Ayrton Senna, revived as a hologram Image: YouTube / McLaren-Honda

BARCELONA, Spain - McLaren-Honda has honoured Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna in an epic tribute to mark the 21st anniversary of his fatal crash during the 1994 San Marino GP.

Using hologram technology, Senna shared the stage with McLaren's Fernando Alonso in Barcelona, Spain on May 7 2015.

Alonso also drove Senna's 1988 McLaren MP4/4 as part of a short film called 'Don’t Crack Under Pressure' to mark the occasion.

A LEGEND RETURNS

A video published by the London Daily Mail shows holographic Senna materialise on stage alongside a virtual representation of his 1988 world title-winning car.

He looks down at his watch before donning his signature bright-yellow helmet, hopping into the cockpit, and apparently racing off stage.

Senna won all three of his F1 championships with McLaren. Senna was killed by a horror crash on Lap 7 through the Tamburello sweep at the 1994 San Marino GP on May 1.


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EPIC TRIBUTE FILM

The event also marked the 30th year of Tag Heuer’s relationship with McLaren. A statement said: "Celebrating 30 years of partnership with McLaren, TAG Heuer presents ‘Don’t Crack Under Pressure’.

"This unique film features the most iconic car in the 30-year partnership, the MP4/4, and witnesses Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button following in the footsteps of racing legend, Ayrton Senna."

VIDEO: McLaren's 'Don't Crack Under Pressure' short film

Alonso said: "He was my idol, my inspiration, I became a driver because of him."

Alonso tweeted touching photos of his first stint in motorsport:

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