Netflix release new Drive to Survive trailer

Henry Valantine
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton cross paths. Qatar, November 2021.

Max Verstappen, Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, cross paths. Qatar, November 2021.

Netflix have published an official trailer for the highly-anticipated fourth series of their hit show, Drive to Survive.

The access-all-areas show became an instant hit among existing Formula 1 fans when it launched in 2019, with its wide-reaching audience also giving rise to a new generation of fans of the sport.

But the fourth instalment of episodes, following the twists and turns of one of the all-time classic seasons of Formula 1 in 2021 will undoubtedly be essential viewing for anyone interested in motorsport’s top tier, with the titanic World Championship battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton chronicled from behind the scenes.

Even though he’ll he heavily featured on track as he won his first World title, we aren’t due to hear directly from Verstappen himself in the series, after he declined to take part this year after accusing the show of depicting “fake rivalries” that don’t necessarily exist in the real world.

But the trailer featured a clip of an interview with Hamilton, where he was heard describing the season as “constant warfare”.

The Mercedes driver missed out on an eighth World title in the most dramatic of circumstances in Abu Dhabi, footage and the immediate fallout of which will surely be one of the highlights of the series.


Others to feature in the minute-long video include George Russell, whose move to Mercedes was one of the key sub-plots to 2021, as well as both Toto Wolff and Christian Horner, with the team bosses’ war of words off track escalating publicly to a degree where Wolff recently described it as being “brutal”, although they have since agreed to bury the hatchet… for now.

There’s not long to wait for the new series now, with Friday 11 March being the date to mark on your calendars as this year’s collection of Drive to Survive is released to the world, midway through pre-season testing in Bahrain – with the 2022 season beginning officially on Sunday 20 March, where Netflix are likely to start chronicling the ins and outs of Formula 1 once again.


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