King of the road
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.