The making of the Senna movie

The making of the Senna movie

Writer and executive producer of the new Senna film, Manish Pandey, had a vision to tell the true story behind the great Brazilian. Here, he explains the story behind the film and how he believes its success is good news for grand prix racing's popularity

Formula 1 is a wonderful sport. It's life, it's death, it's politics, it's romance, it's bullshit, it's truth. It's just every big thing played out. But the worst thing you can do is to view F1 as just a bunch of coloured helmets and cars going round and round a track - because that's really not what it is. It's got so much depth; it's got so much life. But unfortunately death is also a part of Formula 1.

It's been 17 years now since the death of Ayrton Senna, but the film has put his life and career back in front of our eyes. It's been an incredible journey putting it together and seeing its success – having lived with it since its conception. But I must admit I can't take full credit for it.

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