PG-13 | | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
Ayrton Senna is seen on a 1988 Christmas TV show with Xuxa Meneghel, who kisses him five times to wish him a Happy New Year, Happy 1990, Happy 1991, Happy 1992, and Happy 1993. In 1994, he was involved in a survivable collision on a not particularly difficult corner; he suffered no bruising, and not one bone was broken, but the car crashed at the exact angle for its suspension shaft to hit his helmet. Ayrton died of brain damage mere months after Xuxa's lucky kisses ran out.
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At the end, a title card referring to Senna's fatal accident reads "There has not been a fatality in Formula One since." This is now inaccurate following the death of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi following injuries sustained at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
Also, two marshals have been killed during races in Italy and Australia. There is also the F1 test driver Maria de Villota, who died as a result of an accident during testing.
While the credits roll, we see home movies by the Senna family.
UK blu-ray edition includes extended version at a running time of 162 minutes
English, Portuguese, French, Japanese
$73,497 14 August 2011