Definitely worth watching. I saw it for the second time on a flight back from China last week. Very impressed Delta had it as an option.
Thanks for the heads up! I DVR'd it and will watch it when there is less going on.
"Ride The Barrel & Get Pitted... So Pitted."
I didn't follow F1 much between about '86 to '94, and seeing that corrupt Balestre reminded me why.
It's hard to be cool when your dad is Goofy.
But man what a pr!ck that Balestre was. I was unaware.
Alain Prost wasnt exactly showered with praise in this film. Was he the Black Hat back then?
The film made him look like an awful human being.
There is some brutal footage in this film that I had never seen before.
Bernie has always looked like a little Troll hasnt he?
Faster than a bullet from a gun
He is faster than everyone
Quicker than the blinking of an eye
Like a flash you could miss him going by
No one knows quite how he does it but it's true they say
He's the master of going faster. -George Harrison
Yes, this film doesn't make one a Prost fan, that's for sure.
It was neat to see how God-centered Senna was, I didn't know that about him.
As I get older, it doesn't take much to get me emotional. The funeral and the Brazilians crying really got to me.
Derek Daly was the "color" guy for the USA telecast.
FWIW ... anybody buying the DVD of this movie can easily skip paying extra for Blu-Ray as none of the film used is of very high quality in the first place.
I think Prost and Senna got along better after Prost went to Williams. The two of them being teamed together at McLaren was not a good situation. They were clearly meant to race against each other and not play second fiddle to one another.
Feeling like John Galt in a world of James Taggarts
I noticed Prost was one of the pall bearers, along with Emmo.
Prost is a trustee for Senna's charities.
Their rivarly (the best in all of racing over the last 30 years, IMO) was simply about competition and being #1, nothing more/nothing less.
If Senna didn't have that "alpha dog" mentality they never would've had any issues as he would've been the happy-to-be-here #2 driver, but that wasn't the case and once Senna came to McLaren, Prost knew his title days at McLaren were numbered because of how good Senna was.
BTW- How Martin Donnelly and Reubens survived those crashes is beyond me.
Preached safety and warned of death at Daytona this year and then drove like the Grim Reaper for three hours - Robin Miller talking about Tony Stewart
I became a fan of Senna's watching him race in Detroit his rookie season... completely blew me away that he was competitive while driving for a back marker team like Toleman. Senna, Donohue and Jones were my all-time favorites, and it's sad that I've only gotten to see Parnelli grow old.
I put off watching this till now because I wasn't ready before... Not that I'm saying I was ready this time but I was ready to go through it.
"It takes a special level of incompetance to make a schedule this terrible. America is possibly the greatest country in the world overall for tracks. To make a bad schedule in America takes effort. A special kind of effort. A kind of effort that only IndyCar could come up with."
I first viewed it in Indy and it was just as riveting when I saw it again on ESPN2!
I just finished watching it last night on net flix, caught about a half hour each of the last three nights. It is an incredible documentary, and I learned a lot. Back then, I tended to simply root against guys who dominated, so I never really rooted for him. After seeing this movie, I wish I had.
I wish we had 30 more movies like this about the heroes we have.
"I think of Indianapolis every day of the year, every
hour of the day, and when I sleep, too. Everything I
ever wanted in my life, I found inside the walls of
the Indianapolis Motor Speedway."
- Eddie Sachs.