Very exciting and emotional documentary, highly recommended.
Originally Posted by oink /forum/post/20820878
I have been waiting for this for a very long time.
A big F1 for the last 15 years.
Senna died before my interest in the sport began, but his ghost still looms large to this day.
Originally Posted by Airboss /forum/post/20821205
Speaking of talented drivers and if you like racing films check out the documentary " Racing Dreams ". A feature documentary following three young racers as they compete in the World Karting Association's National Pavement Series.
Especially noteworthy is the young female driver, Annabeth Barnes who could possible be the first female driver to ever win the Daytona 500. She is only 16 years old and has all ready won 17 championships.
Originally Posted by yankeeman /forum/post/20823125
I saw an interesting thing on tv awhile ago about how the accident that he died in happened. This show claimed that he was driving into a turn, started to lose it a little, and just as he turned his wheels in the opposite direction to correct the problem the car went over a teenie bump and was off the ground for a split second. When the car landed, the wheels were facing the wrong way due to him trying to correct for the potential spin, and with the downforce and grip of the car the car shot off in the direction that the front wheels were facing the moment the car hit the ground and put him right into the wall. True or not i dont know, but they explained it in really great detail and it sounded right.
Originally Posted by TimV /forum/post/20834430
I have been watching F1 since I was a child. My dad always had it on so early on I knew all the drivers, teams, etc. In the '80s and '90s when I was a teen / early twenties, Ayrton Senna was hands down my favorite driver. He was awesome to watch. The only other driver who came close (for me) was Schumacher.
I remember May 1, 1994 like it was yesterday. I was devastated. Just thinking about this now as I write is making me a little emotional. My interest in Senna has led me to travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil and Imola, Italy. I have been waiting for this movie for a long, long time. I'll be seeing it next week when it opens in the Bay Area. I'm pretty sure I will cry like a little girl. I can't wait.
Originally Posted by oink /forum/post/20835143
WOW, thanx for sharing some personal perspective.
Please post your take on Senna after you have seen it.
Originally Posted by oink /forum/post/21093991
Racing is a VERY VERY dangerous "sport."
Today's cars are seemingly invulnerable, but tragedies DO happen and probably always will.
250 MPH can kill in a heartbeat...