Why the Senna legend still stands strong

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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