“Formula One: Drive to Survive” will return for two more seasons.
F1 management confirmed on Thursday that the show has been refreshed for a fifth and sixth seasons on Netflix, focusing on the 2022 and 2023 F1 championships, respectively.
The series has continued to gain popularity, with season four attracted the largest audience to date and entered the Top 10 weekly in 56 countries, according to the F1 press release.
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said in March that “Drive to Survive” must add value to F1 to continue. For now, this TV series seems to have met that requirement well enough for F1 to commit to a longer term.
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Season four was helped by drama about the championship war between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen that reached the final laps of the final race, and saw Verstappen win the championship in controversial fashion. .
The 2022 F1 season has provided some input to the TV powerhouse. New regulations are available car design change and shook the field somewhat. As of early May, Red Bull Racing was still strong, but Mercedes-AMG had dropped in form, leaving Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, Jr., the main challengers with Verstappen and teammate Sergio Perez .
This year, several storylines for the “Drive to Survive” sequel are emerging. For example, George Russell’s long-awaited switch from Williams to Mercedes, McLaren continues to fight to regain past glories, and Haas ‘decided to eliminate Nikita Mazepin and sponsored Uralkali during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and reinstated Kevin Magnusson.