Car movie of the day: ‘Senna’

The documentary traces the tragically brief career of Brazilian Aryton Senna, considered to be one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time

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The 2010 British documentary focuses on Formula 1 champion Aryton Senna, one of the world’s greatest drivers and a national hero in his home country of Brazil, who burst upon the F1 scene in 1984 with his debut at the Brazilian Grand Prix, and was a dominant figure until his death in a crash at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

Senna is about one of the greatest F1 racers of all time. | Universal Pictures photo

Senna is about one of the greatest F1 racers of all time. | Universal Pictures photo

The film is brilliantly assembled from archive video clips, family home movies and interviews to depict Senna’s tumultuous life, with an emphasis on his rivalry with F1 driver Alain Proust.

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  • Ryan Corman
    December 11, 2018, 6:43 PM

    Love to see Senna flog that Type 35 Bugatti ’til it broke. Match made in Heaven; I hope he’s doing just that.

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