Netflix and Formula 1 have announced a 10-part docu-series Named Formula 1: Drive to Survive, from the Oscar-winning Manufacturer of Senna and Amy — British producer James Gay-Rees — That will provide”Intimate and Exclusive access to the greatest racing Contest on Earth.
The show will reveal the real story of the game — not focusing on the struggle to be number one but give fans a real insight into the personal lives of their personalities on and off the track.” It chronicles the 2018 period of the Formula One World Championship, starting in Australia and moving through Bahrain, Canada, Austria, Singapore, the US and Brazil, before ending at the UAE.
Box to Box Films is the production company on Formula 1: Drive to Survive, with Paul Martin — who has also produced several soccer documentaries centred on Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Maradona, and Steven Gerrard, in Ronaldo (2015), Maradona (2018), and also Make Us Fantasy (2018), respectively — serving as executive producer alongside Gay-Rees. Sophie Todd, who’s worked on several docu-series for British networks BBC and Channel 4, is the showrunner.
In the announcement, Netflix adds that Formula 1: Drive to Survive will take a look at the”enormous revolution” the game is undergoing because the Liberty Media takeover at January 2017, with an emphasis on’sustainability’ and’passion’. The show claims to possess”unprecedented access into the top motorists, principals and owners”.
“Netflix was an ideal platform on which to tell the inside story of this unbelievable game,” Martin said in a prepared statement. “F1 has long been a world of colourful characters and super-sized egos, excitement and play, victory and tragedy but until today that universe has been mostly hidden and secretive from fans. Formula 1: Drive to Survive takes the audiences into the heart of this world and shows what it’s like to live, work and race over the world’s fastest sport.”
“As we move to a new generation of Formula 1, we’re thrilled to announce our new docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive,” Ian Holmes, Formula One’s director of media rights stated. “This unique series embodies the game and assists to showcase and unearth the untold stories off and on the trail. Partnering with Netflix to make an original series puts us in the forefront of becoming a media and entertainment brand and bringing new fans into the game.”