The Unforgetable SENNA !

Nothing is possible alone. I would thus like to thank Bernie Ecclestone, Michael Schumacher, Mercedes Petronas, Jean-Claude Biver and the team at Hublot, and former team-mate of Ayrton Senna, Stefan Johansson.

(Sunny day out side hotel San Marino the mobile rings )

KHAN

Hello.

CALLER

Hello Mr. Khan?

KHAN

Yes.

CALLER

Please hold for Mr. Ecclestone

(Some static on the phone the line clears)

KHAN

Hello Bernie

BERNIE

Yes, hello.

KHAN

Bernie I was coming to the track to see Flavio and wanted to let you know that The Aga Khan might be coming.

BERNIE

Oh, I was just on the phone with The Aga Khan.

KHAN

Oh, well good. I would like to come and see you.

BERNIE

Yes, well I should be around just come by.

KHAN

Thank you Bernie. Good.

BERNIE

Good.

( The call ends as )

CUT TO:

(Walking through a gate, to get to the garage area at San Marino, a black van stop near by the door open’s abruptly, as a petite man jumps out, I move back out of the way and hold the door of the van which almost slams into my face. The petite man looks at me, with a tranquil gaze.)

SENNA

Obrigado.

KHAN

Boas-vindas.

It would be the last time, I would see the great Ayrton Senna alive. Two day later Ayrton Senna died in a fatal crash.  He had no broken bones. It was only a matter of inches,  a flying piece of the broken axle hit in the helmet when the tires exploded when his car crashed into the wall.

This year is the first time in it’s 36 years that The Toronto International Film Festival will open with a documentary From The Sky Down on the Irish band U2, and why not. Senna the film documentary by one of my favorite little production companies Working Title Films and directed by Asif Kapadia who was born in United Kingdom and written by Manish Pandey is not just about racing, it’s about life, doing what you want to do that makes it fun for you, living each moment as if it could be your last, looking for that small window to open then squeezing through it, leaving all those who settle for mediocrity wondering how you did it.

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“Having been close to Ayrton I was pleasantly surprised how the film allowed you to get close to him and to show his personality. He was without doubt a very special person. In some ways a little complicated, in others, very open and sincere. This film is a must-not just for Formula One followers”.  Bernie


 “I loved the way Ayrton was driving. Already when I was a kid I had watched him at a karting race, and I was impressed by his lines and moves. Since then, I knew the name, and obviously when I came into F1, I got to know him. It was terrible to hear about his death later, I was really shattered. It`s great to hear they made a movie on him.” Michael

“I was his team mate at the end of 1984, in the Toleman team. Already then he was incredibly intense and focused, and obviously fast…You could tell he was special, and no matter what career he would have chosen, he would have been brilliant at it, at least in terms of success, as far as his personal happiness however, I am not sure he was ever
content…” Stephan
“ The 21st century will be the century of sharing. We will have to learn to share the planet earth, its climate, its resources,its wealth. Instituto Ayrton Senna has not waited for the 21st century to help children in Brazil. It has been its philosophy for so many years. Today we are proud to share a little part of the mission of the Instituto Ayrton Senna and hope that you will all share with us this incredible and extraordinary adventure”. Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot
The King Power Ayrton Senna,a split second chronograph movement with power reserve indicator – a limited edition of 500 numbered pieces, stamped with Ayrton Senna’s signature – made entirely from materials used in Formula 1, such as carbon fibre for the case (a first for Hublot), ceramic, Nomex…This series is Act 3 in the friendship between Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot, and Viviane Senna which began in 2007. A friendship which has since raised more than 1 million US dollars for the Instituto Ayrton Senna.
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The King Power Tourbillon Ayrton Senna, 10 exceptional tourbillons manufactured entirely by Hublot, 10 unique commemorative pieces with a different engraving on the case-back of each watch, showing one of 10 highlights in the driver’s career, chosen by his sister and mother. Exclusive Limited edition for Brazil.
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