See that ‘Roadkill Hedgehog’ sticker on Senna’s 1993 McLaren MP4/8? It was his message to Williams and their very fast Frenchman Alain Prost.
Last week, we were lucky to have Senna director Asif Kapadia join a panel discussion with pro drivers Robb Holland and Greg Tracy at the Jalopnik Film Festival about the triumph and tragedy of motorsport. If you missed the film festival, have no fear, the panel is here.
If you weren't able to get a pass to the Jalopnik Film Festival happening this Thursday at the BAM Cinema in Brooklyn, New York there's still one more way to maybe catch one of the films.
When I decided we should do the Jalopnik Film Festival I knew if we could get RUSH we'd have to get SENNA and Grand Prix. And if we could get all that to happen, I prayed we could get SENNA director Asif Kapadia to come. Sometimes dreams do come true.
Do you want to see Ron Howard's new F1 epic RUSH before anyone else? What about the rally documentary Easier Said Than Done? Do you want to play Gran Turismo 6 early? Then I'm excited to announce you'll be able to do all that and more at the first ever Jalopnik Film Festival, presented by Gran Turismo 6.
Though today we talk about selling Ayrton Senna's cars, back in the day Senna wasn't above selling a little motor oil. Especially if it was in Japan, and especially if it was completely, utterly, out there.
Just a reminder, the fantastic documentary Senna will be airing on NBC Sports Network tonight at 8PM EST.
It might be hard to follow the dialogue on this 1993 episode of some Japanese TV show with Ayrton Senna, but you immediately get how humble Senna is, how cool he stays, and how goofy he's willing to get.
The Toleman TG184-2 that Ayrton Senna piloted in his debut season of Formula One racing will cross the block at a British Auction in May.
Alain Prost, France's four-time Formula One world champion refuses to watch the Oscar-snubbed documentary Senna. Saying he thinks the writer and director got the story wrong.
Former HRT driver Bruno Senna is going to race for Williams F1 in 2012. I kept "Bruno" off the headline for this F1 update because it's a little jarring if you have the proper context and know the history. Senna's uncle, the great Ayrton Senna, died 18 years ago in his third race for Williams.
If you haven't seen the Ayrton Senna F1 documentary Senna you must be sick of hearing other car guys constantly talk about how great it is. Now here's your chance to see it for free, on your computer, right now.
Left: the poster advertising the 1994 Monaco Grand Prix. It shows Ayrton Senna’s #8 McLaren MP4/8, which he drove to victory at the 1993 event.
Most Formula One cars end up on display or in the private collections of the über wealthy. A car like the McLaren MP4/6 Ayrton Senna drove to the F1 World Championship in 1991 should be in a museum. That's why I thought it was so strange when I thought we found it collecting dust in the space above the…
Senna may be the highest grossing documentary this year, but the only other person in the theater with me yesterday for a mid-afternoon screening of it was one old woman who "doesn't like racing." She was the perfect person to see it with.
Now here's a marketplace quandary. One of the pre-order prices for Senna is nearly $700 on both Best Buy and Amazon. There's no description of the product, but on Amazon it looks like some kind of box set. At least Best Buy offers 18-month financing.
Confirming widespread reprorts, Lotus Renault said today that Bruno Senna, nephew of racing great Ayrton Senna, would run the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, bumping Nick Heidfeld. This can't be just another marketing ploy by Lotus, right?