Lewis Hamilton was lost for words as Ayrton Senna's family passed on a race-worn helmet of his idol after matching his record of 65 pole positions.
Hamilton was in stunning form in Q3, a far cry from Monaco where he was eliminated in Q2, and set the fastest lap ever seen in Montreal with a 1:11.459.
With 65 pole positions to his name, he has equalled the same feat achieved by Senna and is now just three more away from Michael Schumacher at the top of the honours board.
Hamilton was presented with the very special gift in front of a packed grandstand, where the post-qualifying interviews took place.
"I'm shaking. I'm speechless," said Hamilton.
"Ayrton was the man who inspired me, so to match him, and to receive this is the greatest honour so a big, big thank you to the Senna family."