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 )
Hello Mr. Khan?
Please hold for Mr. Ecclestone
(Some static on the phone the line clears)
Bernie I was coming to the track to see Flavio and wanted to let you know that The Aga Khan might be coming.
Oh, I was just on the phone with The Aga Khan.
Oh, well good. I would like to come and see you.
Yes, well I should be around just come by.
Thank you Bernie. Good.
( The call ends as )
(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.)
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.
“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