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It wasn’t Michael Schumacher who many believed would rewrite the Formula 1 record books. No. Before Shumi took to the wheel of his F1 car, a young Brazilian from Sao Paolo came to the scene in 1984 and quickly proved to the F1 world that something special was about to unfold. Ayrton Senna was that something special. A driver with so much raw talent and strong desire to win that no one, not even himself, could contain him. If you gave him even an inch of space, every driver knew to expect that the young Brazilian would be pushing them to the limit, with his no fear and agrressive driving, which led to many victories and a number of crashes as well. 

Senna and McLaren-Honda dominated the beginning of the 90s era of F1. Tragically in 1994, while leading the San Marino Grand Prix, Senna lost control of his then Williams F1 racer and suffered a fatal accident which would cut short his racing career. The F1 world and his home country of Brazil have been mourning ever since. Even at Honda’s headquarters in Japan, for whom Senna once drove for, hundreds of floral tributes were sent from his many Japanese fans, in a country where he reached mythical status.
And it seems only fitting that from Japan we see the first trailer from the upcoming Senna documentary that is currently in the works. Asif Kapadia, director of Smoking Aces, was given the honor of putting it all together. The movie had the full cooperation of Senna’s family and the Ayrton Senna Institute. It will contain original footage and never before seen reels of the champion, showing a side of him that only a few had a chance to see. A must watch film for every Formula 1 fan around the world.

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