Ayrton Senna's race helmet sells for £71,000

Mark Nichol

A crash helmet used by the late F1 legend Ayrton Senna has sold for a remarkable £71,000 at a Silverstone auction.

The Race Retro and Classic Car Sale auction saw £1.75m of classic cars and vintage race memorabilia sold, an amount described by the organisers as "the highest sales total [we've] achieved in recent times."