I wonder if we need this... you can see the recorded races with the real performances instead of an attempt to recreate it. I think one good movie (hope Rush is one, haven't seen it yet) is enough on this subject at least for a decade or so, unless someone comes up with another unique, great idea like "Senna" did. To me "Senna" as a documentary is a stinking pile of you know what, but it is a brilliant piece of filmmaking if you completely distance yourself from the real characters and events it is supposed to be based on. It is an amazing concept to stitch together archive footage in such a way that the result works as an acted/scripted/directed movie, a very surreal sort of experience. I am talking about the short version that is really like a movie without the talking heads, that is the much better version even if there were some interesting interviews in the other one, especially with Prost.
What I mean is you need to have a really good reason to make a movie, be it from an artistic or financial standpoint. Football is a much bigger sport than F1 but you don't make movies about a certain World Cup or Championship League year. Or if you do, I am for sure not interested to see it.
Yeah I think this is how I feel. If actual events are the story then it's a documentary, it just needs editing and a narrator.
If it's a story then it needs NOT to be not-quite-true / misleading but rather an original creative work by a storyteller.
I was completely disappointed by "Senna", because I'd seen it all at the time and the 'story' was too selective trying to serve the dramatic agenda.