Thursday, August 27, 2015


I watched the documentary called 'Senna' last night.

Growing up my father used to watch the F1 races every weekend; often having to awake early as when the races were in distant time zones, the races would be on, live, at odd times for us. I got into the habit of watching the races with him and got to know over quite a few seasons who the drivers were, what the cars were all about, the team names and the championship standings.

I was watching the races that involved Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Michael Schumacher and others of that period. Watching the documentary gave me an insight into Senna's life that I did not know at the time when I was watching him race a little over two decades ago.

A part of me would like to get in to watching the races again, following a few seasons, but I don't get any TV station that plays the races.

Even if you aren't a racing fan, I would recommend this documentary as Senna lead an interesting life both within racing and outside of it.

Senna died in a race at Imola (Italy) on May 1, 1994.

1 comment:

Zhoen said...

That is D's connection with his dad, as well. And a love of British race cars. We probably will watch that one soon.