Life-sized wax figures of eight top drivers were unveiled yesterday at the Macao Grand Prix Museum as the territory gears up for the 70th edition of the iconic motor race in November.
The wax figures in Macao, created by Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong, are of Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Ron Haslam, Edoardo Mortara, John Macdonald, Michael Rutter and Robert Huff.
The latter two racers attended the launch ceremony at the museum yesterday alongside Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng and other dignitaries, according to an official handout.
Huff, the 2012 World Touring Car Championship title holder and a multiple winner on the Guia circuit, told media that the measurement process for his statue took around eight hours and said that the figure is dressed in his 2018 racing kit.
Rutter, winner of 29 British Superbike Championship races and a 20-time podium finisher in Macao, also donated kit for use on his statue and said he was amazed at the lengths taken by Madam Tussauds to exactly match the figure’s colouring and complexion to his own.
The museum is normally closed on Tuesdays but, exceptionally, is open today so that the public can view its latest attraction.