The most-awaited date is out with F1 confirming the release of Netflix’s ‘Drive to Survive’ second season, which goes on air in February.
After a surprise success of Netflix’s Drive to Survive’s first season in 2019, the second season goes live on February 28 as confirmed by F1. It is worth to note that it is the last day of the 2020 pre-season test at Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona.
F1 commercial head Sean Bratches devised the idea to use Netflix for the growth of the sport and it worked wonders as it got many new fans through the 10-episode series. After the success, the sport’s production team built its own series on F2.
It released the five-episode series named ‘F2: Chasing The Dream’ on F1 TV, which received position reactions as well, showcasing the importance of the junior ladder. More of such is expected during and after the 2020 season.
On the F1 front, the Season 2 will cover Mercedes’ and Lewis Hamilton’s sixth world championship success, with the German outfit set to have an episode to themselves, after they allowed camera crew to follow them during the 2019 German GP at Hockenheim.
Co-incidently, it was one of the worst weekends for Mercedes, where Valtteri Bottas crashed out, while Hamilton had troubles as well to be only ninth. It remains to be seen as to what aspect of their challenger, Ferrari, will be shown in the series.
Outside that, Red Bull Racing should feature in abundance, especially with the swap between Pierre Gasly and Max Verstappen, and also the growth of Honda. At the same time, the fight for fourth between McLaren and Renault, should be a big focus too.
On the other hand, the troubles Haas and Williams faced, could be featured as well. The American F1 outfit were a huge hit after Season 1, where team principal Guenther Steiner’s blunt remarks about his team and drivers became an instant success.
Small preview of Drive to Survive from Netflix – watch from 4:30s until 4:45s:
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