By Asif Kapadia

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2011-06-03
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Director: Asif Kapadia
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: France, United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: GBP 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 330 Ratings


This gripping documentary chronicles the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track and off, depicting a dynamic and complex public figure who could be both spiritual and ruthless, all while becoming a global superstar.



  • Masterpiece

    By Sephi192837464
    A truly brilliant film about a truly brilliant person. Be warned you will cry
  • A celebration of a very gifted world class driver

    By Solaris 1
    I cannot recommend this highly enough, a very gifted young man, achieving amazing results and sadly, at the pinnacle of greatness his life was tragically cut short. A remarkable documentary about a truly driven individual in pursuit of excellence.
  • Outstanding and moving

    By SilentRunnerHuey
    A brilliant film about an extraodinary tallent. If you want a glimpse into a life of dedication and drive, this is the one for you. Inspirational.

    By Cameron Norrie
    I am a keen go-karter and I am in the Scottish championships and I watched this film and it inspired me to focus. The qualifying laps that he did inspired me to become faster on track. I wasn't alive when senna was around but his legacy has lived on to the current generation and this is shown by the number of people who have watched the fantastic film
  • Fascinating!

    By Black-Camel
    As a boy a grew up watching Ayrton "dance" his way around the f1 circuits, absolutely captivated by his performance each time he got behind the wheel. It's hard to believe that 20 years have passed since that fateful weekend in Imola. This film focuses on the life on Ayrton Senna and also succeeds in communicating the reasons why those of us in the Motorsport industry all agree that Senna was in a class of his own. RIP Ayrton Senna.
  • Brilliant documentary about a racing legend!

    By Laiatu
    Was very moved by Senna's story. Impressed by how actual footage, videos and photos of Senna were used. A very realistic and moving portrayal of the greatest Formula 1 racer of all time.
  • Great Film

    By Flurane
    Story of a legend - worth watching for the footage of taking hand off steering wheel to change gear
  • Fantastic, great film.

    By pasive
    Sad and tragic storey at the end, but what an excellent driver He was. He took driving as an art.
  • Not an F1 fan but. . .

    By gwilko13
  • Must-See Documentary

    By Starsea
    Even if you have little to no interest in Formula 1, you should see this film. Gives great insight into Ayrton Senna, not only his ambition and his driving skills, but also his humility and his desire to give back and help those who were less fortunate. Makes you wonder what he would have achieved outside the racing track. Very moving.