‘Senna’ Netflix Formula 1 Legend Biopic Series: Everything We Know So Far

Described as Netflix’s “most ambitious series in Latin America,” a biopic about the life of Ayrton Senna, the three-time Formula 1 world championship winner, is in development. Currently in pre-production, Senna’s series has the potential to to be a powerhouse for Netflix, easily attracting an audience of millions around the world. We keep track of everything you need to know about Signincluding plot, cast news, production updates, and Netflix release date.

Sign is an upcoming Netflix Original Brazilian biographical film based on the life and career of legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna. The series will be directed by Vincente Amorim, who previously directed feature films such as Yakuza Princess, dirty heartsY Well.

Amorim had the following to say about the project;

I have had many idols in the sport, but only one hero, Senna. I watched his career, I supported him, I was inspired by him and I cried the day he died.

Senna was an international hero and, through Netflix, a series about him will have global reach: it will be an international series, produced and directed by Brazilians, that will touch local audiences and will tell the fantastic story of Senna to new audiences and old fans of everyone. world.

Action and emotion defined who Senna was and what this series will be. We’ll put the audience in the driver’s seat, with Senna, in every car he’s ever driven and try to reveal the genius of him while, at the same time, striving to understand the man, to open a window into his personal life, challenges him. and his incredibly victorious career in a rigged sport against non-Europeans

What is the plot of Sign?

We have the confirmed synopsis of the Sign Serie;

The miniseries will explore the personality and family relationships of Ayrton Senna da Silva. The starting point will be Ayrton’s career debut, when he moved to England, and culminating in the tragic accident at Imola, Italy, during the San Marino Grand Prix, when he passed away.


Who was Ayrton Senna?

Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian racing driver, a Formula 1 legend and considered one of the greatest F1 drivers in the history of the sport. One of three Brazilian drivers to become a world champion, Senna won the world championship three times while driving for the McLaren racing team. Senna won a total of 41 Grands Prix and held the record for most positions (65) until he was finally beaten in 2006.

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Senna (centre) the winner of the 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix

Unfortunately, on May 1, 1994, during the San Marino Grand Prix, a tragic accident during the race caused the death of Ayrton Senna. On the seventh lap of the race, Senna’s car left the racing line off the track at Tamburello at 196 miles per hour (309 km/h) and, while trying to brake hard, crashed into the wall of a unprotected concrete barrier. The crash resulted in several devastating head injuries, and despite the best efforts of race medical personnel, Senna’s heart had stopped beating. Doctors at the hospital where he had been taken were able to restart his heart, and Senna was temporarily placed on a life support machine while his family could arrange for a priest to perform last rites.

In a tragic twist of fate, it was later revealed that Senna had planned to unfurl an Austrian flag that he had hidden in the car’s cockpit to honor the death of teammate Roland Ratzenberger, who had been killed in qualifying the previous day.

The Brazilian government declared three days of national mourning as his body was flown back to his home country for a state funeral. On the streets of his hometown of Sau Paulo, more than three million people lined the streets to pay their respects to his hero.

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The state of Ayrton Senna’s funeral

The tragic weekend that resulted in the deaths of two drivers and saw several dangerous collisions resulted in much-needed safety improvements by the FIA, F1’s governing body. Every year more efforts are made to improve the safety of drivers.

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The halo is one of the many new safety measures introduced in F1 over the years.


Who are the cast members of Sign?

At the time of writing, there are no confirmed cast members.


What is the episode count?

We can confirm that the series will have a total of eight episodes. Each episode will last approximately 60 minutes.


What language will Senna be filmed in?

We can confirm that Sign will be filmed in Portuguese and English.


What is the production status of Sign?

Reported production status: Pre-production (Last update: 01/16/2023)

Sign It’s reportedly in pre-production, however we haven’t seen any cast member reveals or filming dates yet. We would expect filming to begin sometime in 2023.

Given Senna’s life story, we’d expect filming to take place at various locations in Brazil and the UK. Filming could also take place in various locations around the world where Senna had raced in Formula 1.


When is the Sign Netflix release date?

Given the potential scale and ambition of Sign, the filming schedule is likely to be incredibly extensive. This means that a 2023 release date is highly unlikely, and a mid to late 2024 release date is more realistic.


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