Posted on May 6, 2011

Here is the video of Tuesday night’s JA on F1 screening of the Senna movie in London, featuring contributions from Sir Jackie Stewart, Martin Brundle, Prof Watkins and the driver whom Senna described as his greatest rival – kart champion Terry Fullerton. It reflects the emotion of the evening and gives a flavour of a memorable event, which played out to an audience of 320 people and raised money for the GP Mechanics Trust. Thanks to all the JA on F1 readers who came and who contributed.

Posted on May 4, 2011

Last night JA on F1 hosted a screening of Senna, the award winning documentary at the Curzon Mayfair, to an audience of 320 people; fans, F1 insiders, ex Senna mechanics and ex drivers. The evening was introduced by Sir Jackie Stewart. The evening was supported by TAG Heuer and all proceeds went to the Grand Prix Mechanics Trust. After the screening we did a Q&A session with the film makers Asif Kapadia and Manish Pandey and there were contributions from Senna’s rival in F3 Martin Brundle, Dave Ryan, the ex McLaren team manager, Clive Hicks and Kenny Szmanski who were More…

Posted on November 4, 2010

I’ve just come back from the premiere of the new Senna movie which took place in a very smart cinema complex in the Jardim area of Sao Paulo. There is a real buzz about the film as you might expect, here in Brazil. It is scheduled to open next week here at over 130 cinemas and is likely to expand from there. The premiere was attended by many Brazilian stars, models, even the coach of the national football team! From the racing world there were Felipe Massa and Emerson Fittipaldi. The event was hosted by Viviane Senna, Ayrton’s sister, who More…

Posted on July 12, 2010

There is a film in production at the moment about the life of Ayrton Senna, which is due to come out in cinemas in the Autumn. I was the first journalist to see it and I’ve now seen it twice, the most recent occasion with Martin Brundle, Senna’s rival from British F3 days, shortly before the Silverstone weekend. He liked it as much as I did. It is an absolutely fantastic film and I’m sure that not only are F1 fans going to be blown away by it, but it will cross-over into the mainstream with many non F1 fans, More…

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