Netflix’s hit behind-the-scenes F1 documentary series – Drive To Survive – has been renewed for two more seasons. Drive To Survive is a certainty for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The documentary series has played a major role in the exponential growth of F1 in the US, which is why there will be two US races this season, while 2023 will have three races will be in the US country.
This weekend’s race in Miami is a direct result of Liberty Media’s success with the Netflix documentary series, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at what’s happening in the world of Formula 1. It shows the interpersonal rivalry between the drivers, F1 politics and the struggle and work of the teams. However, in recent years the show has drawn massive criticism from F1 drivers and cast members alike as the shows have been edited to make things far more dramatized than meets the eye. actually happened.
In 2021, Max Verstappen even decided not to take part in the 2021 edition of Drive To Survive. Verstappen eventually won the world title in a titanic battle with seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton advancing to the final round of the season. Verstappen’s absence had a direct impact on how the show’s final season was produced. The 2022 Drive To Survive season depicted a fake rivalry between McLaren drivers – Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo – which was widely criticised.
Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has also announced in the past that he will talk to Netflix about it. That the contract was renewed says a lot about the impact of the show and perhaps some of the conversations that went on behind the scenes.
For his part, Max Verstappen remains adamant that he will not take part in the series. “I understand it has to happen to increase the popularity of Formula 1 in America. But for my part as a driver, I don’t like being a part of it,” he told The Associated Press.
“They staged some rivalries that don’t actually exist. So I decided not to participate and not to do any more interviews after that because there is nothing left to show,” he said. -he adds.
Follow carandbike.com for the latest car news and reviews TwitterFacebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel.