Movie tribute for Formula One legend Ayrton Senna

March 25th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 25 (ANI): Formula One legend Ayrton Senna journey has been documented in a new film, which is set for release this summer.

Opening in Cinemas in June, ‘Senna’ tells the remarkable story of the Brazilian’s rise to superstardom in the world of racing.

After starting off in karting, Senna moved to Europe at the age of 18 before switching to open-wheel racing, The Sun reports.

But winning the British Formula 3 championship in 1983 acted as the springboard into his illustrious F1 career.

Senna made his F1 debut a year later and Asif Kapadia’s touching film documents the Brazil hero’s early years with Toleman-Hart and Lotus-Renault prior to his switch to McLaren-Honda in 1988.

A warts-and-all look at his rivalry with McLaren-Honda team-mate Alain Prost is also brought to life using previously unseen archive footage.

Senna won an astonishing 41 grands prix during his time in F1 before his untimely death at the age of 34 during the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994, The Sun reports. (ANI)

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