The Life of Ayrton Senna

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Director Asif Kapadia talks about his new documentary film “Senna,” about the Brazilian race car driver Ayrton Senna. The film spans the racing legend’s years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later, using footage drawn from F1 archives, much of it never before seen. “Senna” opens August 12 at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema.


Asif Kapadia

Comments [4]

Robert from Astoria

I saw a preview of the film "Senna" in April with mixed emotions. It was wonderful to see such a brilliant driver in complete control of lesser cars, forcing them to perform well. There are shots of the Tolman and Lotus cars wiggling as Senna drove them to the edge of flying off the track, but maintaining dominance over the machines. Then, sadness and gloom set in as the film winds down to that dreadful day at Imola when you know the awful conclusion. It made sense that Senna was such a God-fearing man. Talent like his could only be God-given.

Aug. 03 2011 03:12 PM
Eddie from NYC

Hopefully more Americans will be introduced to F1.
Classic American ignorance about the rest of the world.
It's so sad that most Americans know next to nothing about Senna, Prost, Fangio, Villenuve, Stewart, or even Hamilton, Vettel, and Alonso.

Aug. 03 2011 03:04 PM
John G. from Ex New Yorker in Poconos

Please ask your guest if the rivalry between Prost and Senna was real or was it fodder for the F1 media circus.....What about the rumors that Senna was gay???
Great racer, GREAT LOSS. I stopped watching F1 when Senna and Prost stopped driving.

Aug. 02 2011 12:47 PM
Sean from Bklyn

Was Mr. Kapidia a Senna fan when Ayerton was still racing? As a kid I fell in love with F1. My hero was Ayerton and my arch nemesis was Prost. Thank you for having Mr. Kapidia on your show.

Aug. 02 2011 12:08 PM

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