Next Season of Netflix’s ‘Drive to Survive’ Will Feature All 10 Teams
Netflix brought a lot of new viewers to Formula 1 earlier this year with a new documentary series titled F1: Drive to Survive, and following that success, a second season has finally been officially confirmed — and this time it will feature all 10 of the teams on the grid.
“We are thrilled to once again be working with Netflix on the second series of Drive to Survive,” said Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights at Formula 1. “It is a truly unique series which allows fans to see the unseen side of F1, showcasing the personalities and emotions each team and driver goes through, both on and off the grid.”
The first season, which focused on the 2018 Formula One World Championship season, took the fans behind the scenes with the drivers, team principals, and owners, providing a different perspective on the challenges involved in the sport — though it didn’t shy from misrepresenting some events and relationships for the sake of drumming up rivalries and drama, it must be said.
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While there are ten teams currently competing in F1, Drive to Survive’s first season had only focused on eight of them, referring to top-dogs Mercedes and Ferrari only in passing. This time around, however, all ten teams have given their approval to be part of the next installment, which will focus on the 2019 season and be launched in 2020.
“Drive to Survive has enabled us to reach an entire new fanbase globally, and partnering with Netflix for a second season ensures we are continuing to put fans at the heart of what we do and make the sport more open and accessible to all,” Holmes added.
Still, last month Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff hinted his team’s involvement would likely be limited to just one race, so it’s reasonable to expect the most prominently featured teams in the documentary’s second season will be the ones who stand to benefit from the extra screen time.
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