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Trailer: Ayrton Senna film
1993 Donington GP, rain, first lap; 40 seconds of Formula One at its absolute finest.
Senna gets caught up in fifth, and then uses The Force to waft into first place in one lap, without even breaking a sweat.
This, as Jeremy pointed out in that epic Senna tribute from Series 15, was why the world watched in awe at a real-life driving god, and it’s why we are very excited by this: a Japanese trailer for the upcoming film on Ayrton Senna, cannily titled “Senna”.
Written by Manish Pandey, directed by BAFTA award-winner Asif Kapadia and produced by Working Title - the same company behind Billy Elliot and Notting Hill - “Senna” was made with full co-operation of Senna’s family and Formula One Management, allowing the film-makers unprecedented access to his life.
It’ll hit cinemas later this year and will no doubt provide an insight behind Senna’s skills. Here at Top Gear however, we know exactly how he won at Donington. It was probably his white socks, and a Sonic the Hedgehog statue…
Donington was indeed highly excellent, but which is your favourite Senna GP?