Documentary: Ayrton Senna “The Road To Phoenix” – Inside The McLaren Formula 1 Team in 1991

Senna in the 1991 McLaren
Senna in the 1991 McLaren

The Road To Phoenix is an almost hour long documentary that offers a fascinating look inside the McLaren Formula 1 Team, their allies at Honda, and the life of Ayrton Senna.

The title of the film is a reference to the first race of the 1991 Formula 1 season on a street circuit in Phoenix, Arizona. It would be the final race on this track and the last race in the United States until the year 2000.

1991 would be the third and final time that Senna would win the Driver’s Championship, he would be tragically killed three years later while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix for the Williams F1 Team.

Interestingly, 1991 would be the last time a car with a manual transmission or a V12-engine would win the Constructors Championship – with the McLaren MP4/6 driven by Senna and Gerhard Berger.

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