Sunday, May 01, 2011

Senna on Netflix today (mini-movie review)

To commemorate the 17th anniversary of Ayrton Senna's passing, Netflix is streaming the Senna documentary online today.  For those who cannot wait until August for the US premiere, this is a real treat.

I didn't become an F1 fan until five years ago.  I not only wish I was a fan when Senna raced, but I wish I was able to watch him at my current age, with my maturity, life experience, and mindset.  This was a man who had an extraordinary relationship with machine, other men (especially Prost), and his god.  He was a true champion, and no one on the current grid, as talented as they are, is his equal.

I got choked up once, and it wasn't at the end.  Rather, it was after his first win at home in Brazil.

On a lighter note, I did not know that Senna went out with Xuxa.  Also, the starstruck look on a young Rubens' face when he met Senna was hilarious and priceless.

What a way to end F1 weekend!


F1Outsider said...

Wow great post & tip. Going to watch as soon as I click "publish your comment".

Maxichamp said...

@F1O: Let me know what you think of it.

Alan said...

So tempted to watch it but will wait for the August release - such an epic film deserves to be seen on the big screen.

Edvin said...

Will have to see it as soon as I can get my hands on it.

The picture above is funny, because they look like a team of accountants on holiday. :)

Maxichamp said...

@Edvin: I think I had jeans like Rubens'. What were we thinking back then?