King of the road

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Dvds -

YOU don’t have to be a For­mula One en­thu­si­ast to get a whole lot out of this ex­cit­ing and emo­tional doc­u­men­tary about the le­gendary Brazil­ian driver Ayr­ton Senna ( pic­tured) – the hu­man drama of his in­spi­ra­tional but tragic story is re­ward­ing all on its own. Told com­pletely by the use of archival footage, it charts his path to the top. Start­ing out kart­ing, Senna built a dis­tin­guished ca­reer in F1 but the three- time world cham­pion paid the ul­ti­mate price in the un­for­giv­ing sport when he was killed dur­ing a race in 1994 at just 34 years old. While the on- the- track mo­ments are ex­cit­ing enough, it’s the off- the- track busi­ness that res­onates. It re­veals just how the man’s spir­i­tu­al­ity and pure love of rac­ing helped him to be­come a national hero in Brazil and one of the sport’s great­est. Ex­tras: The DVD fea­tures the film­maker’s commentary but shell out for Blu- ray and there’s the afore­men­tioned commentary, an ex­tended ver­sion of the film with al­most an hour of additional in­ter­views plus Senna ra­dio in­ter­view and some home video footage. NOT VIEWED.

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