Netflix’s First Look at ‘Formula 1: Drive To Survive’ Season 5


| LAST UPDATE 02/19/2023

By Bernadette Forster
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Get your engines revved up - Netflix's Formula 1: Drive To Survive docu-series is zooming back into action with season 5, bringing you all the heart-pounding drama from behind closed doors. Fans won't want to miss this exclusive glimpse of drivers and teams fiercely competing for glory in the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship race - buckle up as we hit full throttle!

"The higher you rise, the sharper the knives. The best way to become unpopular is to win," says Christian Horner, Red Bull Team Principal. The 2022 season was an intense one that marked a new dawn of dominance. Max Verstappen's second consecutive driver's championship and Red Bull bringing home its first Constructor title since 2013 ended Mercedes' 8-year streak as the leader in Formula One racing - let this be proof that dynasties don't last forever! These monumental moments were met with some turbulence, however; major adjustments had to occur mid-season at high speeds just for everyone to stay afloat. In the trailer, British Formula 1 presenter Will Buxton reveals, "This season, Formula 1 has changed beyond recognition."

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Fans can expect to dive even deeper into the world of F1 racing with Season 5 of Drive to Survive. This season, viewers will be treated to unprecedented and never-before seen footage from 2022 races alongside candid conversations between drivers and other personalities in the sport. Despite being one of the leading characters in Formula 1: Drive to Survive, fans were surprised when Max Verstappen didn't appear in any original interviews during its fourth season. In an interview with Associated Press after Season One, he made clear his disapproval for how the series portrayed rivalries between drivers and dramatized events that never actually happened - so much so that he refused to go on record again.

But it looks like he's has made a U-turn and is ready for his feature! The Formula 1 champ will star in Netflix's upcoming chapter, as recently confirmed by the streaming giant. Check out the trailer above - it includes an exciting tease of what to expect from one of F1's most celebrated drivers this season. Academy Award-winning producer James Gay-Rees of Senna fame teams up with Paul Martin, who earned acclaim for Diego Maradona, to bring you Box-to-Box Films. Don't miss out on this legendary duo's incredible cinematic collaboration!

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