Ayrton Senna: Racing Is In My Blood
No driver can claim more loyalty or devotion from fans of Formula One than Ayrton Senna. His passion, commitment and sheer intensity helped to elevate F1 from elite sport to the level of a calling. The way he drove a qualifying lap showed a hint of the divine – he himself described his performance as being near transcendent, an out-of-body experience. For his supporters across the world his driving was on a plane above his contemporaries, and his reserved and aloof character only added to the mystique. This programme was the first to try to delve behind the public persona and get to grips with Ayrton the man, rather than Senna as the media portrayed him. Racing is in My Blood delves into the Brazilian’s background to disentangle the various strands that combined to weave the remarkable talent behind the man often described as the “greatest racing driver ever.” This is an incredibly intimate and fascinating portrayal of a man who redefined motorsport for a generation and continues to enthrall today. Watching this classic 1992 programme it is hard not to feel that the world was robbed of a truly unique character at Imola in 1994.
Starring Ayrton Senna
Director Jean Claude Guiter