Netflix's 'Drive To Survive' renewed for another two seasons

News 06/05/2022

Netflix's hit documentary show 'Drive to Survive', chronicling the yearly Formula 1 circuit has been confirmed for another two seasons, Formula 1 announced on their Twitter this morning (NZT). 

This decision was really a no-brainer for the streaming service as the show has proven hugely popular, benefitting both Netflix and Formula 1. 

The Americans loved the show so much that F1 has added a third race in the land of the free - a Las Vegas circuit being added to the current Austin and Miami circuits, coming in 2023 - with a possible fourth coming soon. 

Hey Formula 1, how about a race at Hampton Downs or through the streets of Palmerston North? That would truly test the fastest drivers in the world. 

Next season the show will not feature any interviews with reigning world champion Max Verstappen after he declined to participate due to the show 'faking rivalries' and adding drama that, Verstappen believes, does not really exist. 

For sure there's some creative freedom in play in some aspects of the show, but come on Max, you can't tell me Toto Wolff and Christian Horner don't wanna sort it out in the KFC carpark after the race. 

The Wolff himself said he struggled to watch the show, revealing that the show "put scenes together that didn't happen"

Other drivers and staff complaining about the feigned drama led to Formula One Group CEO Stefano Domenicali meeting with the show makers to discuss how to toe the fine line between truth-telling and entertainment

We have to make sure that a project that has generated such exceptional traction has a language that continues to appeal, but without distorting the image and the meaning of the sport that we live with every day

Made up beef or not, I will definitely be forcing the Mrs to watch the next season with me.