Why the Senna legend still stands strong
More than 17 years after his death, the legend of Ayrton Senna is still so strong that a movie has been made about him. But what is it about the three-time world champion that still moves not only F1 fans, but the general public so much? Simon Strang investigates
Could you imagine yourself going to the cinema to see a film about any of Formula 1's current drivers? Okay maybe some of you would, but how about a movie entitled 'Prost' or 'Lauda'? What about 'Fangio'? Or, dare I say it, 'Schumacher'?
There's a good chance given that you subscribe to AUTOSPORT that the answer is probably yes to at least some of the above. Now think of a person close to you who has little or no interest in Formula 1. Would they go to a movie about any of those characters? Would they have even heard of them?
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