For the love of racing: New Netflix doc series going into the heart of Formula 1

<i> Image: AFP / Josep Lago </i>
<i> Image: AFP / Josep Lago </i>
Josep Lago

Netflix has released the first trailer and information about its new 10-episode documentary series, 'Formula 1: Drive to Survive', that will become available from 8 March and attempts to give a look behind-the-scenes of the global racing competition.

The documentary series got access to the drivers, teams, cockpits and paddocks throughout the Formula 1 racing season.

Deeper insight into the drivers personal lives

'Formula 1: Drive to Survive' reveals not only the fight to be number one, but the battle for the heart, soul, and direction of this multi-billion-dollar business. F1 is undergoing a huge revolution since the takeover in January 2017 by Liberty Media and all eyes are on the sport as they undergo a reinvention to build the sports' sustainability.

The documentary managed to get some unprecedented access to the top drivers, principals and owners, giving a deeper insight into the personal lives, and the sacrifices and challenges of those who have dedicated everything to their love of the world's fastest sport.

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As a new generation of drivers step out of the shadows of the older more experienced rivals and legends of the track, the scene is set for a new wave of gripping competition and challenges on the grid.

Watch the trailer below: 

Beginning in Melbourne, where the world of high stakes, adrenaline, and passion that underlies Formula 1 is launched.

From there the series moves with the teams following each of the races; from Bahrain to Canada, Austria, Singapore, Austin to Brazil, before culminating in the final fight of the season in Abu Dhabi, where scores are there to be settled.

'What it is like to live, work and race within the world's fastest sport'  

"Netflix was the perfect platform on which to tell the inside story of this incredible sport," says Paul Martin from Box to Box Films in a statement.

"F1 has long been a world of colourful characters and super-sized ego's, thrills and drama, victory and tragedy but until now that world has been largely hidden and secretive from fans. 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."

Formula 1: Drive to Survive is executive-produced by James Gay Rees and Paul Martin for Box to Box Films. Sophie Todd is the showrunner.

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