Drive to Survive season three start date confirmed

Date published: February 19 2021 - Jamie Woodhouse

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Netflix’s Formula 1 documentary Drive to Survive will return to our screens for its third season on March 19.

The new series will feature 10 episodes, the same number that Netflix brought to us in both season one and season two.

Drive to Survive takes viewers behind the scenes in Formula 1, offering a much deeper look into the series away from the standard media coverage.

And considering series three will show us Formula 1 in the COVID-impacted world, it could well be the most unique season to watch yet.

“This series is executive-produced by Academy-Award winner James Gay Rees (A my, Senna) and Paul Martin (Diego Maradona) for Box to Box Films,” read a statement from Formula 1.

“In the most dramatic season to date, fans will once again be taken behind the scenes, to witness first-hand how the drivers and teams battle it out for victory in a year like no other.

“From March 19, fans will be given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the 2020 season which saw the sport dramatically halted in Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic and make a thrilling restart in Austria later that year.

“Intense battles, fierce rivalries, unexpected podiums and Lewis Hamilton’s incredible seventh world title will ensure the series is one of the most action packed yet.

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While Drive to Survive has proven to be a hit with the fans, sometimes it has not been overly popular with the drivers.

Take Max Verstappen for example, who felt the first series did not depict his true character to the audience.

“The problem is they will always position you in a way they want, so whatever you say, they will try to make you look reckless or trying to make you into whatever fits the story of the series,” Verstappen previously said in an interview with ABtalks.

“So I never really liked that. I prefer to just have a one-on-one interview to the person who would like to know me.

“Because the series is all about excitement and it needs to be exciting. So they position you and whatever fits to the episode.

“So for me, that never really works. You’re interviewed and they use the words also under different circumstances. So it never really fits.

“But it’s a series. So I don’t think it was the real me.”

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