Senna won 41 races over the course of his career.
With 65 pole positions, 41 wins, and a string of other achievements in Formula 1, the late Ayrton Senna is undeniably one of the most legendary drivers the sport has ever seen. His achievements were not restricted to the racing circuit, though, as he also had a hand in the development of the Acura NSX (known as the Honda NSX in other markets).
To celebrate the life and times of Senna, Netflix has announced a fictional drama about him in partnership with the Senna family. It will be an eight-episode miniseries that is set to be launched in 2022. The series is said to tell the story of the man behind the famous racer and will be shot in several locations, including Sao Paulo in Brazil, where Senna grew up.
"It is very special to be able to announce that we will tell the story that only a few people know about him," said Viviane Senna, the sister of Ayrton. "The Senna family is committed [to] making this project something totally unique and unprecedented."
The series will start off with the beginnings of Senna's successful career when he relocated to England. Following this are the highs and lows of a phenomenal career before it all ended tragically at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.
26 years after his death, Senna's name continues to inspire. The magnificent McLaren Senna with almost 800 horsepower was named after the driver and is one of the halo models for the brand.
Two years ago, McLaren unveiled a special P1 GTR as a tribute to Senna's first F1 title, which had come 30 years earlier. Senna's untimely passing, along with the serious skiing accident that left Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher in a coma years later, were two of the saddest moments in Formula 1 history. At least we'll get to appreciate Senna's glittering career when the mini-series arrives.
"Senna started his journey in Sao Paulo and conquered the world," said Maria Angela de Jesus, the director of original productions at Netflix in Brazil. "We are honored to take his inspiring journey to all his fans, wherever they are."