Watch: Formula One Racing Documentary 'Senna' Official US Trailer
by Alex Billington
July 1, 2011
"Pure driving, real racing… that makes me happy." An official US trailer for the highly acclaimed, award winning Formula One racing documentary titled Senna has finally arrived, courtesy of Apple in high def. This is about Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna, one of the best in racing history, who unfortunately was killed in a crash during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. This looks like an incredible doc, the definitive film about Ayrton Senna. What a trailer, now I know why it won the Sundance Audience Award. Even if you're not a F1 racing fan, or don't even know who Senna is, I still highly suggest checking this out! Watch it below.
Check out the official US trailer for Asif Kapadia's documentary Senna:
You can also watch the new Senna trailer in High Definition on Apple
A documentary about the Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna, regarded as one of the greatest drivers of all time, who won the F1 world championship 3 times before his tragic young death at age 34.
Senna was directed by BAFTA winning British/Indian filmmaker filmmaker Asif Kapadia, of feature films like The Warrior, The Return and Far North previously. The doc also contains screenwriting by Manish Pandey. This premiered in Japan last year and at the Sundance Film Fest this year. PDA (Producers Distribution Agency) is bringing Senna to limited US theaters starting August 12th this summer. Anyone?
I just hope that this documentary will air also in Romania because in MS era I was huge fan of F1.
whatafy on Jul 1, 2011
I already watch the movie/documentary, here in Brazil it came as DVD and don't showed all the Senna's Glamour and intensity that i expected. He was a real symbol in Brazil, a true Brazillian face. I highly recommend the Senna's BBC TOP GEAR to know more.
D. on Jul 1, 2011
Ugh, I remember seeing that crash live on tv when I was a child (my dad was a huge F1 fan), and seeing his head lolling around on his shoulders when his neck broke terrified me beyond belief. I hope they're not focusing too much on that and steer clear of he sensationalization of his accident.
Anonymous on Jul 1, 2011
They didn't rest assure, didn't even try to explain the accident, but they explain why he died, it was severe brain trauma, not even a broken bone or a bruise...
Nuno Lopes on Jul 1, 2011
This guys race craft is damn right insane! Probably the best racer in history. Lewis Hamilton albeit a poor substitute is a student of his art. Since LH began his F1 career, his overtaken more people year on year per race than anyone else, period! In some instances his overtakes have been a work of genius, dangerous, gutsy, risky, brilliant more times than not, all racing. Aryton Senna - Your spirit lives on!
Alx187 on Jul 2, 2011
Seriously, if you enjoy Formula 1 at all, go see this film. It is authoritative, moving, and has some superb race footage. Though stay away from the extended cut, the regular theatrical release is far better edited and paced. RIP the greatest driver of all time (next to Fangio, that is).
Lebowski on Jul 2, 2011
Beats the hell out of Nascar.
Brandon on Jul 2, 2011
I managed to catch it back in May when Netflix had it on instant for one day. Rest assured it's a great documentary and I plan to catch it in theaters when it comes out in August. It amazed me to see how loved he was by pretty much all of Brazil and how hard the nation took it when he passed away. Any person who loves racing should go see this.
Chris Amaya on Jul 2, 2011
Aytron Senna is exactly what happens when at the instant of conception there is an anomaly defying all mathematical probability. A person is created who is so impossibly gifted with God given talent, there is seemingly no explanation in the finite world to interpret his skills. When this person combines this natural talent with absolute dedication to excellence and disciplined perfection of his craft, Aytron Senna is revealed. This type of person is always legendary and inspires devotion that never dies, even as they themselves can often be denied the luxury of longevity.Aytron Senna will always be considered in a class by himself. And he will always be Loved, as the power of his Life is shared from Generation to Generation.
Vegasmike433 on Jul 2, 2011
Great comment 😉
Anonymous on Jul 3, 2011
Seconded--awesome comment. He truly was the greatest.
Anonymous on Jul 3, 2011
Well put Vegasmike. I was too young to appreciate his gift as it happened but I sure am thrilled to catch up on it now! What a talented man!
PeteMyersRules.com on Jul 8, 2011
I always thought Formula 1 was really boring and actually watched hoping for crashes as a child. I still find it reasonably boring and often a waste of money and resources, but a while back I watched a great documentary abdout Sir Jackie Stewart and it was pretty interesting to see about the intricacies of the sport. It also covered the death of his racing partner François Cevert shortly before he retired. Woeth a watch if your interested in F1.
Crapola on Jul 3, 2011
Filmmakers really need to stop throwing around the "genius" when it comes to documentaries and bio-pics. "Maverick", "Outsider", "Legend" – absolutely. Genius? Come on now.
Nthngmn on Jul 4, 2011
It's true Nthngmn, Legend is such a bad one. Jean Giraud (Moebius), commented on his 'legend' status by saying 'So now I am a legend? What like a unicorn?'. Legends were stories of great battles or perilous tales of adventure in uncharted lands, now it's used to describe alcoholics after they choke to death on their own sick.
Crapola on Jul 4, 2011
I remember his accident well. When Senna died it ended a golden era in formula 1 that will never be surpassed in my opinion. The battles he had with Mansell, Prost and Piquet were breathtaking to watch. Who could forget when mansell stopped on track and gave him a lift back to the pits and the way he kicked the marshall when he tried to stop him ..... wont see that stuff today. As to the accident, he died from part of the suspension, a push rod I think that flew up and pierced his hemet just above his visor on the right hand side. There are pictures of the helmet showing the puncture on the internet if you search for them.
Dennis on Jul 8, 2011
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