Yesterday, Max Verstappen announced that he wouldn’t take part of the Netflix’s Drive to Survive Season 4. He stated that the reason was “drama” manufactured in the series. But why does Netflix do this?
It’s never meant to be for an already Formula 1 Fan
The reason Liberty Media wanted a Netflix Series is to increase fanbase in the USA and other countries where Formula 1 isn’t that popular.
Viewers want something serious and drama in a motorsport series. Like Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. There wouldn’t be anything exciting to watch if they’re all friends and having fun while racing.
It wouldn’t be binge-able if they didn’t do that.
Viewers wouldn’t watch a whole season if there’s just jokes and drivers pranking each other. That’s why Netflix fakes rivalries and drama.
Some Notable examples of this fake rivalries & drama.
- Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen “hating” on each other in Season 1
- Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz “Rivalry” as teammates in season 3
If you haven’t been watching Formula 1, then you’re missing one of the best motorsport series in the world. You can start getting into the sport by watching this Netflix show. It definitely gives an insight into what to expect in a race weekend.