The hit Netflix documentary series Drive To Survive will debut its third season today, (Friday 19th March). The series which has had worldwide acclaim goes behind the scenes in the Formula One paddock, giving fans a behind the scenes look at the usually guarded world that is Formula One.
The documentary series follows the teams during the 2020 Formula One season which was delayed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The season was originally due to start in Melbourne last March however, when the teams arrived in Albert Park for the opening race of the season, they were forced to pack up and go home. The season finally got underway on July 5th in Austria.
COVID-19 meant that filming was restricted in that teams were forced to have just one cameraman as part of their bubble for the season. The series will also look at the accident that Romain Grosjean had during the closing stages of the season in Bahrain where the Frenchman suffered severe burns to his hands.
In a statement released ahead of the debut of the new season of Drive To Survive, Netflix said:
In the most dramatic season to date, fans will once again be taken behind the scenes, to witness first-hand how the drivers and teams battle it out for victory in a year like no other.
Fans will be given unprecedented behind the scenes access to the 2020 season which saw the sport dramatically halted in Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic and make a thrilling restart in Austria later that year. Intense battles, fierce rivalries, unexpected podiums and Lewis Hamilton’s incredible seventh world title will ensure the series is one of the most action packed yet.
This series is executive-produced by Academy-Award winner James Gay Rees (Amy, Senna) and Paul Martin (Diego Maradona) for Box to Box Films.