Formula One fans were delighted to see the first glimpse of the highly-anticipated Netflix’s Drive to Survive season four.
The documentary series was initially aired on the streamer in 2019 and raised a lot of interest in the young viewership across the American and global markets. It proved to be a successful venture for F1’s Liberty Media due to its booming popularity.
Besides winning many awards, including a Telly Award and a BAFTA TV Craft Award, the series has provided intimate insights into the various events and operations of the F1 teams throughout the seasons.
According to Ian Holmes, the director of media rights at F1, the series had helped widen the horizon about the potential of the sport and had aided in incredible growth. He spoke of how the series helped them tap a demographic of fans out there and communicate with them accordingly.
The fourth season will detail the controversial 2021 season where Max Verstappen bagged the title from Lewis Hamilton on the final lap of the Abu Dhabi race. This had led to allegations of race manipulation where the top bosses at Mercedes had accused the F1 chiefs of deliberately trying to “manufacture drama” to increase viewership for the show.
While the drama rages on, the streaming service has provided a never-before-seen look into the last dramatic race.
The trailer promises an abundance of behind-the-scenes footage, with Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris making brief appearances. Hamilton calls the race a “constant warfare” while his team-mate at Mercedes, Geroge Russell, calls the competition “cut-throat”.
Mercedes chief Toto Wolff and Red Bull chief Christian Horner also make an appearance, adding to the gruelling tension between them.
With three super-hit seasons, this turbulent ten-episode fourth season is slated to premiere on Netflix on March 11th, 2022.
Watch the trailer below: