Formula 1® and Netflix, today announces details of the highly-anticipated docuseries, “Formula 1:
Drive to Survive”, which will launch on the service on the 8 March 2019.
“Formula 1: Drive to Survive” is a gripping, high-octane 10 part series. It is the first time in the
sport’s history that a series such as this has been given exclusive and intimate access to the
greatest racing championship in the world.
From the makers of “Senna” and “Amy”, the series will reveal the true story of the sport - not only
focusing on the fight to be World Champion, but giving fans a real insight into the personal lives
of their heroes on and off the track.
As a new generation of drivers steps out of the shadows, Formula 1 has opened its doors to give
unprecedented access to the top drivers, team principals and owners, to set the scene for a new
wave of gripping competition and challenges. Not only does the series focus on all the track
action, it also takes time away from the circuit to provide a unique insight into the teams and the
people that make the championship what it is, the greatest racing spectacle in the world.
The global series will show each round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship™,
beginning in Melbourne and culminating at the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi, where the
championship draws to a close and scores are settled.
Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights, Formula 1 said:
“As we move into a new generation of Formula 1 we are thrilled to announce our new docuseries
“Formula 1: Drive to Survive”. This truly unique series embodies the sport and helps us to showcase
and unearth the untold stories on and off the track. Partnering with Netflix to create an original
series puts us at the forefront of becoming a media and entertainment brand and attracting new
fans to the sport”.
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Paul Martin , Box to Box Films said:
"Netflix was the perfect platform on which to tell the inside story of this incredible sport. F1 has
long been a world of colourful characters and super-sized egos, thrills and drama, victory and
tragedy, but until now that world has been largely hidden and secretive. “Formula 1: Drive to
Survive” takes the viewers right into the heart of this world and shows what it is like to live, work
and race within the world’s fastest sport."
This series is executive-produced by Academy-Award winner James Gay Rees (“Senna”) and Paul
Martin for Box to Box Films with Sophie Todd as the showrunner.
Unparalleled Speed. Unprecedented Access.— Formula 1 (@F1) 20 de febrero de 2019
F1 comes to @Netflix. From the producer of Amy and Senna, go deeper into the world of F1 in this exclusive all access documentary.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive. Coming globally to Netflix on March 8. pic.twitter.com/4grSh7f9vs