Netflix and Formula 1 have Declared a 10-part docu-series called Formula 1: Drive to Survive, by the Oscar-winning Manufacturer of Senna and Amy — British Manufacturer James Gay-Rees — which will provide”exclusive and intimate access to the greatest racing competition in the world.
The show will reveal the true story of the sport — not only focusing on the struggle to be number one but give fans a true insight into the private lives of the heroes on and off the trail.” It chronicles the 2018 period of the Formula One World Championship, starting in Australia and going through Bahrain, Canada, Austria, Singapore, the US and Brazil, before ending at the UAE. The release date for Formula 1: Drive to Survive is March 8, 2019.
Sophie Todd, who has worked on many docu-series for British networks BBC and Channel 4, is the showrunner.
In the announcement, Netflix adds that Formula 1: Drive to Survive will look at the”enormous revolution” the game is undergoing because the Liberty Media takeover at January 2017, with a focus on’sustainability’ and’enthusiasm’. The show claims to have”unprecedented access to the top motorists, principals and owners”.
“Netflix was an ideal platform on which to inform the inside story of the unbelievable game,” Martin said in a prepared statement. “F1 has long been a world of colourful characters and super-sized egos, excitement and drama, victory and tragedy but until today that world has been largely hidden and secretive from lovers. Formula 1: Drive takes the viewers right into the center of the world and reveals what it is like to live, work and race over the planet’s fastest sport.”
“As we move to a new generation of Formula 1, we are thrilled to announce our newest docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive,” Ian Holmes, Formula One’s manager of media rights stated. “This truly unique series embodies the game and assists us to showcase and unearth the untold stories off and on the trail. Partnering with Netflix to create an original show sets us in the forefront of becoming a media and entertainment brand and attracting new fans to the sport.”