McLaren Senna LM Owned by Former F1 Star Crashed


There are some cars that are simply out of reach for all but a few very lucky people. The McLaren Senna LM, a supremely rare beast of which around 20 are thought to exist, is certainly one. This street-legal version of the Senna GTR – which is track only – is a stunning machine, with more than 800bhp on tap and aerodynamics that are among the most sophisticated of all road cars. The Papaya Orange model that has been photographed after a crash in Monaco, however, is in a sorry state.

It’s also proof that even professional racing drivers can be caught out by hypercars, as this one belongs to former F1 driver Adrian Sutil, from Germany, and it appears to have met a solid pole of some sort head on. Many sources are reporting that Sutil was at the wheel although this has not been formally confirmed. If we owned a million-dollar car we certainly wouldn’t let anyone else drive it!

No Injuries

Sutil, who spent his F1 career in cars towards the rear end of the grid, is said to have suffered no injuries (except, we suspect, a bruised ego) but the front of the McLaren is clearly severely damaged. The rest of the car appears to be in decent shape in the photos that have gone viral on social media, and we reckon it could be rebuilt.

Not much information has been released about the incident, and we will bring you more news if we get it. This is not the first time a high-profile name has crashed a McLaren hypercar. Rowan Atkinson, the comedian and actor and himself an amateur racing driver, crashed his McLaren F1 not once but twice, the second time causing extensive damage. That car was rebuilt completely at a cost not far short of £1million ($1.3million) and subsequently sold for an astonishing £12.2million in 2015.

We hope Mr Sutil’s McLaren Senna LM can be brought back to life in a similar fashion.

Andy Rasool

Founder - Although he has been a Certified Ferrari Tifosi since the age of 10, his fate was sealed when at the age of 14 he persuaded a Ferrari dealer in London that he wanted to buy a new Ferrari. A phone call to his dad the following day soon put an end to that! His therapist suggested that to overcome the addiction a healthy dose of Ferrari Blogging and Spotting will help, and with that SupercarTribe.com was born!

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