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#275688 4-Sep-2020 08:58
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Netflix announced today the production of the first fictional drama about the idol Ayrton Senna da Silva (1960-1994). The project will give fans the chance to cross the finish line not with Senna, but with Beco or Becão, the driver's affectionate nicknames among friends and family. More than just remembering remarkable moments in his career, the miniseries is an invitation to explore the personality and family relationships of the three-time Formula 1 champion. Senna has deeply embodied the willingness of Brazilian people to get ahead in life — and speeded up the hearts of young people, adults and children around the world.

 

The show, which portrays the man behind the national hero, is produced by Gullane for Netflix with active participation of the driver's family. The miniseries will have international locations in addition to intimate sets such as the house where Senna grew up, in São Paulo state, and to which his relatives granted unprecedented access.

 

“It is very special to be able to announce that we will tell the story that only a few people know about him. The Senna family is committed in making this project  something totally unique and unprecedented. And no one better than Netflix, that has a global reach, to be our partner," celebrated Viviane Senna, Ayrton’s sister. 

 

“Senna is the type of person we need. A young man that fought for his dream and faced many obstacles in order to represent a nation. Senna unites Brazil,” commented Fabiano and Caio Gullane.

 

The starting point will be Ayrton’s career debut, when he moves to England in order to compete on the F1600. His overcoming trajectory, mismatches, joy, sadness, everything will be there while the show portrays the man behind the myth. The story culminates in the tragic accident in Imola, Italy, during the Grand Prix of San Marino.

 

"Senna started his journey in São Paulo and conquered the world, we are honored to take his inspiring journey to all his fans, wherever they are. Ayrton Senna has a legacy that spans generations and boundaries and Netflix is ​​proud to take this new look at the man behind the driver to subscribers in more than 190 countries," said Maria Angela de Jesus, director of original international productions at Netflix in Brazil.

 

The eight episode miniseries, which will be shot in English and Brazilian Portuguese, is set to launch in 2022.  

 





 

 

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  #2556743 4-Sep-2020 09:45
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Looking forward to this. The movie was really something. A hagiography for sure, but still great viewing. 


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  #2556893 4-Sep-2020 11:50
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Still have a huge amount of memorabilia from my Senna obsession. I was watching live as he crashed and still have all the VHS of the coverage. I was seriously close to going to Brazil for the funeral was that affected. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2556900 4-Sep-2020 11:55
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Quinny:

 

Still have a huge amount of memorabilia from my Senna obsession. I was watching live as he crashed and still have all the VHS of the coverage. I was seriously close to going to Brazil for the funeral was that affected. 

 

 

I was in a hotel room, getting ready to work (was in a project with a client back then) and saw it live on TV. It shocked the whole country. 





 

 

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  #2556928 4-Sep-2020 12:30
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I wonder if they doco will be impartial.

 

The likely reason for the cause of death is widely thought to be due to an illegal modification of the steering system (2 pieces welded together) by Williams F1 engineers (with Senna's consent). That steering rod likely suffered a structural failure (snapped) causing Senna to be a passenger without steering control leading to high speed crash.

 

But the Williams franchise mounted legal challenge to stop those theories from being explored.

 

That's my understanding, thought I'd put it out there.

 

Whatever it is, it's one of those things in motor racing.

 

Great driver.





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  #2556987 4-Sep-2020 13:07
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I had always thought that the crash had been the result of bottoming out mid corner under high aero down force and low tyre pressures after the safety car had pulled off just over a lap before. Just read the Wiki and see mention of the steering column failure there. 

 

Looks like the official conclusion now is the steering column failure due to modification made at Senna's request but I guess the team will continue to put forward alternative views to avoid any culpability?


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  #2557059 4-Sep-2020 14:50
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GV27:

 

Looking forward to this. The movie was really something. A hagiography for sure, but still great viewing. 

 

 

longer version (162 min) was released in the UK on BD/DVD and is, IMO, better than the cinema version (106 min). There is more focus on the start and end (death and funeral) of his career, longer interviews and more video. This is the version that got me into racing documentaries.

 

The documentary isn't a complete hagiography but the documentary production team decided to only include video of sufficient quality and only discuss controversies that Senna talked about on those videos. So some alternative storylines aren't included which might have satisfied those (e.g. Alain Proust) who most complained about bias.

 

The Japanese version was also slightly different: https://www.racefans.net/2011/06/02/making-senna-part-5/

 

 

 

 


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  #2557308 4-Sep-2020 22:41
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Go Brazil!!!!! 🇧🇷


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