The documentary is about the life of Brazilian motor-racing legend, Ayrton Senna, whom many believe was the greatest driver who ever lived. Ayrton wins the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
You don't have to know anything about car racing at all. Instead, you simply have to like a great story, one that has all the elements: drama, inspiration, competition, victory, defeat, betrayal and, looming above it all, tragedy.
[Director Asif Kapadia] allows his documentary gaze to fall upon the sport of motor-racing in this thrilling exploration into the life of a man who aimed to do as much for those less fortunate as he than he did for the sport.