In the round-up: Plans for a new feature-length documentary on Ayrton Senna have been revealed.

In brief

New Senna documentary revealed

“Senna Kart – A Pura Competicao” (‘Senna Kart – Pure Competition’), a new feature-length documentary about the three-times Formula 1 champion, will focus on the early years of his career in the South American and World Kart Championships. Gullane Entretenimento, which is behind a dramatisation of the driver’s life due for release on Netflix later this year, are producing the film in conjunction with Canal Azul.

Variety reports production will begin in the second half of this year.

Record US viewership for Canadian GP

American network broadcaster ABC reported a record audience for its live coverage of Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.

An average of 1.8 million viewers watched the race. The broadcast saw a peak of 1.97m, a rise of 2% compared to the previous year.

Formula E reveals 2024-25 calendar

Formula E will split its next season across two years for the first time since its pandemic-affected 2019-20 championship. The 2024-25 season will begin in Sao Paulo, Brazil this December and conclude in London the following July.

Its 17 races will be split across 11 venues. Among the changes are the return of Miami, which last hosted the championship in its inaugural season.

However several details remain to be determined, according to the draft calendar approved by the FIA World Motorsport Council, including the venue for round five and the track to be used for the Saudi Arabian round, which previously took place at Diriyah.

Race Country Venue
1 Brazil Sao Paulo
2 Mexico Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
3 Saudi Arabia TBA
4 Saudi Arabia TBA
6 USA Miami
7 Monaco Monte Carlo
8 Monaco Monte Carlo
9 Japan Tokyo
10 Japan Tokyo
11 China Shanghai International Circuit
12 China Shanghai International Circuit
13 Indonesia Jakarta
14 Germany Berlin
15 Germany Berlin
16 United Kingdom London
17 United Kingdom London

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DRS sceptics “be careful what you wish for”?

Assessing the FIA’s planned new Formula 1 rules for 2026, ex-driver turned commentator Martin Brundle “those celebrating the imminent demise of the DRS rear wings, be careful what you wish for.” However, writing in his column for Sky, Brundle did not acknowledge the series intends to use a new ‘Manual Override Mode’ to replace DRS by allowing drivers to use more power when they are close enough to a rival.

Silverstone scene for election activity

British prime minister Rishi Sunak sought to leverage the popularity of Formula 1 by using Silverstone, the venue of the British Grand Prix, to launch his party’s manifesto on Tuesday ahead of next month’s general election.

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Happy birthday!

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