Formula 1 has announced that Netflix’s acclaimed series ‘Drive to Survive’ will return for a fourth season next year.
The popular ten-episode docuseries will cover the drama of the 2021 season by relying once again on its behind-the-scenes approach to storytelling.
Netflix has yet to set a date for ‘Drive to Survive’ Season 4, but the timetable for past releases, with installments usually arriving in late February or early March.
The series’ filming crews have been hard at work since the start of the 2021 season in Bahrain, and the drama surrounding this year’s campaign and the fierce title fight between Mercedes and Red Bull, and Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, promises an abundance of intrigue.
While the show has made stars of figures such as Haas team principal Guenther Steiner, others have been less happy with the way that they have been depicted in the production’s final edits in the past.
But earlier this year, McLaren Racing boss Zak Brown said that he was unbothered by how ‘Drive to Survive’ sometimes distorts the reality going on in F1, insisting the misrepresentation is just “entertainment”.
In Brown’s view, the impact of ‘Drive to Survive’ on F1’s core audience is positive while the series’ ability to attract new fans to the sport is indisputable.
“I think Netflix has been great for F1,” said the American. “I think it was number one in 25 countries.
“So I think the primary goal of Netflix is to entertain and bring new viewers to F1. And I think it’s accomplished that tenfold, which is great.”