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Netflix is dropping an Ayrton Senna documentary this year

It’ll be a six-part biopic, with roles for Alain Prost and Frank Williams also already cast

Published: 09 Feb 2024

Ayrton Senna: Brazilian icon and three-time Formula One world champion. Could have been more, but even in his short time he enjoyed a wonderful career filled with countless picture book moments that've been committed to film many times over. And now, Netflix is planning another to add to the list.

Production for Senna started as far back as 2020 - with delays caused by the Coronavirus pandemic - and has since seen the film crew take to various locations around the world, including Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, with the United Kingdom set to round off the filming leg.

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It will be a biopic, and the cast was already assembled last year, with roles for the likes of Alain Prost, Martin Brundle and the late Frank Williams already filled. The Prost dynamic will be particularly enthralling for fans, given the heated relationship the two shared.

Rumours currently suggest six episodes are in the works, kicking off with Senna’s beginnings as a Formula Ford driver in 1981 and spanning the length of his 41-race-win career, right up until Imola.

His family will also play a big role in the series, which should give viewers plenty of depth and fresh dialogue about his personal life. His sister, Viviane, has even previously stated that Senna will “tell the story that only a few people know about him”.

We’re still waiting for the trailer to drop, and expect it to do so over the summer - if not sooner - ahead of the full release later this year. Time to start blaring Optimistic by Radiohead and preparing your favourite coach potato joggers, folks. This should be good.

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