Thursday, September 8, 2011
Formula 1 drivers are the rock stars of the auto racing world. You wouldn't know it as F1, and most forms of auto racing other than Nascar (turn left, turn left, turn left), get a chilly reception from North Americans. In the rest of the world however, they are recognized as athletes, and the best ones demand a kings ransom in salary and endorsement. The sport, once upon a time, was riddled with great personalities such as Sir Jackie Stewart, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti, and the last great personality of the sport was Ayrton Senna. Senna was a balls out driver who risked it all in the name of victory, and wasn't afraid to speak his mind to the media, officials and fellow drivers. He won the F1 title three times, savoured all the trappings of his success, but still remained a man of the people. Tragically, we lost Ayrton in a accident on the track in 1992. It's taken almost 20 years, but finally a documentary has been made celebrating Senna, as well as the sport he loved. Critically praised, receiving a 92% approval rating amongst critics, winning multiple festival awards, and on track to be the most successful documentary in history, it is well worth your time, whether you are a racing fan or not. Above, we give you the trailer to wet your appetite...but act fast. It is a limited engagement.