Formula 1: Drive to Survive is back by popular demand and appearing on Netflix for a sixth season on February 23rd, just days ahead of the 2024 action getting underway.
The release date coincides with the final day of 2024 pre-season testing in Bahrain, and will give fans a week to binge-watch ahead of the first race proper – at the same track.
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The series, which takes fans behind the scenes of how the drivers and teams prepare for the World Championship, offers never-before-seen footage and interviews from their favorites in the sport.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive is executive-produced by the Academy-Award winner behind documentaries such as Amy and Senna, James Gay-Rees, as well as Paul Martin, whose previous work includes Diego Maradona for Box to Box Films.
Formula 1 made the announcement via X (formerly known as Twitter), saying, “We know you’ve been waiting for this one”.
We know you’ve been waiting for this one… 🍿
— Formula 1 (@F1) January 24, 2024
Speaking to the official Formula One website recently, Gay-Rees said he remains confident that a less dramatic on-track season in 2023 won’t harm the popularity of the TV show.
‘We’ve all had the statistics about the changing, younger demographic, and it’s tough out there for anybody, for any big organization, to hold its ground given the amount of choices that are out there for the consumer,’ he said.
‘Bringing such a big new audience to a sport – which obviously was deserved, it just needed somebody to open it up – is massively satisfying.
‘The fact that it wasn’t a fluke, the fact that it’s grown [with every season]… It’s a real honor and we love it. It’s a very difficult show to make, but we love the process, we love the world. Long may it continue!’