You will recall I posted a while back on the feature film about Ayrton Senna being made by Working Title and Universal.
The first trailer for the film has come out in Japan and I’m posting it here so you can get a feel for the movie.
I’ve seen it twice, once quite early on when it was in development and then more recently I saw the almost finished version.
It is a fantastic film made by a very dedicated and meticulous crew. They tell the story of Senna, the man and the driver using actual footage and voice over from Senna himself and people who were close to him or worked with him.
The result is a very well crafted and balanced film which I think will delight fans who saw him race and will bring him a whole new generation of younger fans.
My F1 career started in 1990, when he was in his prime in and I had quite a few dealings with him; interviews, conversations and so on. He was an inspirational figure, gloriously talented, deep, intense and frighteningly competitive and this film captures all of that as well as his principles. It also captures the bitterness of his rivalries with other drivers and with political figures at the time.
There is plenty of amazing behind the scenes footage which I had never seen before.
I’m waiting to hear the release dates for the film – should be some time in the New Year in the UK – and the producers have promised me a special JA on F1 screening around launch time, just for fans from this site, with a Q&A afterwards which I will conduct with the film makers.
I can’t wait.