Perhaps done as part of their big return to Formula 1 in 2015, Honda has just released this amazing film in which a series of sound engineers have recreated Ayrton Senna’s record-breaking Suzuka qualifying lap from 1989. Using real data from Senna’s lap and a series of speakers and LED lights lined around the track, the team of engineers have beautifully recreated the historic run in this rather touching piece of film.

Now, crank up the speakers and enjoy.

-Mike


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26 comments
CharlesLau1
CharlesLau1

That is possibly the most beautiful thing I have seen in a long time. Brings a tear to your eyes really.

Senior Oso
Senior Oso

This is simply breath taking, i cant stop watching it, it gave me goosebumps and almost brought me to tears. I was only a toddler when Senna died but i can remember (however vague of a memory it is) hearing my grandfather who followed F1 from the 60's even to this day talk about how the world of motorsport just lost one of its greatest hero's. Seeing this makes me so happy to know that even though its been almost 20 years since his passing fans are still out there. Big thanks to Honda for putting this together, and an even bigger thanks to the speedhunters team for bring it to all of us.

CSAlltrac
CSAlltrac

This is amazing. Senna will always be the best and I love the mark he has left on every form of Motorsport. So much emotion in this video, I couldn't imagine being there to hear it live.

PSmurf
PSmurf

History recreated via modern technology, can't get much better than that, regardless of which racing icon is used...ups to Honda.

DominicBurnett
DominicBurnett

Does anyone know if a full length video exists of the lap?

Fernando M
Fernando M

"We can rebuild him. We have the technology!" add some hologram technology instead of LEDs and you get to see the actual car going around the track. Or give the telemetry data and the appropriate licences to Polyphony Digital or Codemasters and we all get to see it over and over again immortalized in the virtual world.

Mike Peters
Mike Peters

I'm tired of all these Senna fanboy's talking about him and quoting him. Most of these kids probably weren't even born before he died or even knew who he was before the documentary.

Lucho_CR
Lucho_CR

it made me shiver, this is simply amazing, the ghost of the greatest back on track

ioncelfals
ioncelfals

goosebumps. ghost in the machine :)

dangina
dangina

i have to comment...that was awesome!

SeBaBunea
SeBaBunea

This gave me the goosebumps!

What a sound! And to think that that sound was from Ayrton Senna's F1 car.

 

What a sound! What a legend!

SuzyWallace
SuzyWallace moderator

Amazing idea and so beautifully executed - hats off to the genius who thought of this!

Aisakey
Aisakey

The latest videos from Honda are amazing, and this one is no exception.

Speedhunters_Bryn
Speedhunters_Bryn

That is incredible, it serves little or no purpose other than to make every hair on my body stand to attention and force a lump to my throat. Lovely stuff.

CSAlltrac
CSAlltrac

@Mike Peters You want a prize for being old enough to have witnessed Sennas races. Does this make you a more "true fan" compared to the 21 year old enthusiast that can identify a legend when he sees one? @Turbo beams AE86 nailed your post on the head.

rodrigolj
rodrigolj

Funny. Do you say the same when people talk about Fangio? Or taking to another eras of human history, do you feel like that when people quote Eddison, Einstein, Franklin, Louis XIV or Sun Tzu?

 

That's the thing with idols, mate: They are timeless. The future will remember them fondly, even if they never had the blissful experience of seeing them in action. I rejoyce with the fact that I was fortunate enough to watch Senna win three World Championships, but I don't really share your feelings of entitlement regarding what a true Senna fan really should be.

GregSampson
GregSampson

 @rodrigolj I might take issue with people whose knowledge of Senna, and that era of Formula 1, are limited to what they saw in a single documentary movie. Many of the political and psychological tactics that Prost employed on Senna (and were derided in the film) were played out by Senna on Andretti. The corruption of Senna as a result of the politics in Formula 1 make him a far more complex character, but most people do not take the time to attempt to learn about the history of Formula 1 (or motor sport in general) unless it is pasted in front of them. Having said all that, I do agree with you. Just adding perspective.

CSAlltrac
CSAlltrac

@rodrigolj Well said sir. Knowing or following Sennas career before or after the documentary does not make the man a lesser legend.


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