Bernie Ecclestone’s story in constructing System 1 is to be the topic of a brand new eight-part documentary, titled “Fortunate.”
The documentary shall be written and directed by Manish Pandy, who was the producer of the BAFTA-winning movie “Senna.” The previous F1 CEO has granted unique rights to Pandy’s firm Jiva Maya, and says “Fortunate” will inform the story of his time constructing the game into the massive business succession proprietor by Liberty Media.
“That is the primary time I’ve trusted anybody to inform my story and the story of System 1, and Manish is the one storyteller and director who I consider can deliver these to the display,” Ecclestone stated. “He isn’t only a nice storyteller — he’s additionally an awesome fan. He’s been watching System 1 since he may stroll and his information of the world and its ‘movers and shakers’ is encyclopaedic and his ardour unsurpassed.”
F1 proprietor Liberty Media has additionally been concerned, permitting Pandy to make use of massive quantities of archival footage. Present F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says he’s positive followers shall be intrigued by Ecclestone’s story.
“System 1 is a really world sport with over 70 years of historical past created by Bernie that has an enormous a part of making the game what it’s,” Domenicali stated. “With half a billion world followers, and races in 23 international locations, the curiosity and pleasure round System 1 is big and there shall be keen anticipation for the sequence that can take the viewers on a journey into the lifetime of one among sport’s most fascinating characters.”
A lot of the filming with Ecclestone occurred at his residence in Gstaad over the previous 18 months, and Pandey says it ensured concentrate on the 90-year-old’s full historical past.
“Bernie has been in a position to mirror, not simply on his days as one of many biggest sporting impresarios of all time, but additionally on his life,” Pandey stated. “In his 90 years, he has traveled the world and met everybody who’s anybody, but he stays extremely personable and immensely humorous. It’s a pleasure to inform his extraordinary story, in full, for the primary time.”