F1: Drive to Survive is returning for its third season shortly before the 2021 F1 season starts and according to a prominent F1 journalist, the Netflix team behind Drive to Survive is once again back at it which signals that the show will be coming back for season 4.
Note: This article was first published on February 26th, 2021 and has been updated over time to reflect new information.
For those unaware, the docu-series F1: Drive to Survive takes a look back at the previous year’s F1 season often a few weeks before the new season begins providing fans a way of getting up to speed or relive the events to get amped up for the new season.
Through exclusive interviews, the series covers the F1 season in a unique way looking at the biggest news and stories in F1 for that year.
The first season arrived in March 2019, season 2 arrived in February 2020 and the third season, which covers the 2020 F1 season, is due to release on March 19th, 2021.
So onto season 4, while Netflix is still yet to officially announce it just yet film crews associated with the show have been spotted meaning and a producer on the show has all but confirmed they’re moving ahead with season 4.
The news comes originally came from Julianne Cerasoli on Twitter who is a Brazillian sports journalist who reports that the film crew for Netflix is currently tailing Red Bull’s new signing Perez saying:
“A little behind the scenes: Perez is giving an interview via Zoom and, behold, two professionals who work on the filming of Netflix are behind him … it seems that they are already starting the fourth season even before the third premieres!”
Speaking on the podcast “In The Fast Lane” James Gay-Rees has spoken about the fourth season saying:
“Then the next season will be difficult again, because the new rules will come in and it’s going to be a slightly different scenario – new cars, so it’s going to be pretty punchy, we’d love to keep on going with it.”
It’s clear the series (along with massive improvements in their social media strategy) has contributed to a rise in F1 interest in some key demographics. InsiderSport notes that the 16-35-year-old bracket has seen 77% growth over the course of the past year.
Once again, there’s going to be a lot to cover for the F1 docu-series given the transformed grid with new teams and plenty of personnel swaps to cover and that’s before the season even gets underway.
The official 2021 F1 season is due to get underway on March 28th with the first race being in Bahrain as opposed to the usual start of the season which traditionally takes place in Australia.
The British-based Box to Box Productions will also be busy with other projects for other streamers this year with them set to be filming a docu-series for Apple TV+ based on the world surf league.
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