Shell Gives Ayrton Senna His Japanese Fantasy Family

Though today we talk about selling Ayrton Senna's cars, back in the day Senna wasn't above selling a little motor oil. Especially if it was in Japan, and especially if it was completely, utterly, out there.


Japandering is a great tradition for celebrities. Not only do they make ridiculous loads of cash, but they also get to take on absolutely bizarre personas we may never see otherwise. Fortunately, Ayrton Senna's version of a bizarre persona was just his regular persona, really. Senna was famous for his ways with the ladies, as we can tell from his Wikipedia page:

Senna then courted Adriane Yamin, daughter of an entrepreneur from São Paulo, who was 15 years old when they began the relationship in 1985 and often chaperoned by her mother during meetings with Senna. They were briefly engaged, but the relationship was broken off by Senna in late 1988.[135] Senna dated Brazilian TV star Xuxa from late 1988 until 1990. He then dated Christine Ferracciu, who lived with him at his homes in Monaco and Portugal, on and off between 1990 and 1991.[135] Senna also had an affair with American model Carol Alt,[136] and briefly dated models Marjorie Andrade and Elle Macpherson.[135][137] At the time of his death Senna was in a relationship with Brazilian Adriane Galisteu.[138]

Here we Ayrton Senna in his natural habitat, hanging around a beautiful blonde lady (or is she hanging on him?). She smiles, he smiles. It's all very wonderful. There are children, and Ayrton signs these children, because how else are you going to claim them.

Cut back to Ayrton and the lady. He smiles, she smiles. And then... and then. Ayrton turns to the camera. Looks deep into our eyes, and you know exactly what he's going to do a little later.


Hey, it's clear Ayrton loves kids and his new fake Japanese-yet-weirdly-blonde family. Why not make a few more?

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