Netflix brings legendary racer back to life

Netflix brings legendary racer back to life


The streaming service is working on an adaptation that will appeal to all Formula-1 fans. The show will consist of 8 episodes and will tell about the life of Ayrton Senna, a Brazilian racer and three-time world champion.


The script has already been agreed with the relatives of the famous pilot. The beginning of the story will show Senna's childhood in his native São Paulo, his growing up and dreams. The plot will also touch on the formation of Ayrton as a driver, the most outstanding championships and end with the tragic story of his terrible death.

Ayrton Senna was born in 1960 in Sao Paulo, and at the age of 24 he made his debut as a Formula-1 driver. The athlete has 3 champion titles and many prizes on his account. The track in San Marino became fatal for him.

«Black Weekend», as it was later dubbed by journalists, began with an accident during the qualifying races. Rubens Barrichello for some reason flies off the track in his car and crashes into the fence at great speed. The pilot is urgently hospitalized, Senna comes to visit him.

A day later, Austrian Roland Ratzenberger crashed on the second qualifying run. His car also flies off the track and crashes into a wall. The ambulance team that arrived in time was unable to save his life. The death of the rider shocks the other participants in the competition, but the races continue.

On May 1, 1994, almost immediately after the start, the third accident occurs. Senna's car at a speed of 300 km / h hits the bump stop and flies into the fence. The Brazilian receives injuries incompatible with life, even the best doctors could not save him.

The biography series is slated for release in 2022. According to the pilot's relatives, there will be shown many aspects and details that only the closest people knew for a long time.

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