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Documentary about the Formula 1 race car driver Ayrton Senna who is considered one of the best ever drivers. I got to say that the guy must've been filmed almost constantly. They have film of him talking to the team behind the cars, to other drivers, on TV specials, home movies, etc.

Despite the fact I'm not interested in car racing as a sport, it managed to keep my attention. There's not much about his personal life though you do see a short scene with a blond girl who I presume to be his girlfriend and his family does pop up from time to time (his family also does some of the voiceovers). The major story threads are the underlying dangers of the sport and his drive to win the championship with his main rival Prost, who doesn't hesitate to use politics to his advantage. Ayrton speaks both Portuguese (he's from Brazil) and English. He's also quite good looking.

The movie does tend to try to push him a little too hard as someone wonderful (I don't think he's a bad person but more like a regular person w/o any major batshit Charlie Sheen-type behavior but with drive and competitive spirit) but it's still a recommend.

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