Synopsis Cast & Crew

Senna's remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievements on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of SENNA, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend's years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later. Far more than a film for F1 fans, SENNA unfolds a remarkable story in a remarkable manner, eschewing many standard documentary techniques in favour of a more cinematic approach that makes full use of astounding footage, much of which is drawn from F1 archives and is previously unseen.

Universal Pictures presents SENNA in association with StudioCanal.  A Working Title Production in association with Midfield Films, the film is directed by Asif Kapadia, written by Manish Pandey and produced by James Gay Rees, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The executive producers are Kevin Macdonald, Manish Pandey, Debra Hayward and Liza Chasin.

SENNA is made with the full co-operation of Ayrton Senna's family, who have given permission for this to be the first documentary feature film about his life; Formula One, who gave permission to use previously unseen footage; and the Ayrton Senna Institute, the charitable foundation established after his death, which provides educational opportunities to millions of deprived Brazilian children.


Asif Kapadia Director
Manish Pandey Writer

SENNA Wins Best Documentary Award at the British Independent Film Awards

5th December 2011

Chris O'Dowd (The Boat That Rocked, Bridesmaids) hosted the star-studded Moët British Independent Film Awards on Sunday 4th December.

Melbourne SENNA Premiere

10th August 2011

Thousands of fans watched as 600 guests gathered to attend the premiere of SENNA at Melbourne's leading entertainment destination, Crown Casino.