Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ayrton Senna

So, all my car-nut friends are familiar with this, but I wanted to extend this info to those that are not. Simply put, Ayrton Senna is widely regarded as one of the best Formula1 (F1) race drivers to ever live.

Many F1 peers and industry folk still refer to him as an example of excellence and as an extraordinary human being as well.

He was killed in a tragic accident due to a mechanical failure at a race in 1994, amidst great controversy (he was very vocal regarding safety rules, after he saw that too many drivers were put into harm's way for TV ratings, ticket sales, and "thrills" for spectators). He is also a national hero in Brazil, and many speculate that had he lived, he would now be running the country.

There is a new documentary now showing in limited release around the US. It has been widely hailed as one of the best documentaries ever, and is thrilling not only race fans, but casual moviegoers as well.

I highly recommend that anyone that enjoys racing, Senna himself, or just a riveting, well-made documentary check it out!

I will be seeing the film myself on August 26th at the Angelika Theatre in Dallas. See you there!

1 comment:

  1. For those that may want to "deep-dive" into this subject, please witness this hour-long interview session from Peter Windsor and Bruno Senna (his nephew)

    The Flying Lap: