The sensation continues.
Netflix released the trailer for “Drive to Survive” season five on Thursday.
In the two-minute clip for the popular Formula 1 documentary series, two-time champion Max Verstappen returns to the hot seat after sitting out of the project last season, claiming that the producers sensationalized drama.
“How you feeling about being in the chair?” a producer asks as he sits down for an interview.
“It’s quite comfortable,” he laughed.
Verstappen won the 2022 Formula 1 season, which featured the inaugural Miami Grand Prix. It was the first year with new car specifications, which shook up the competition. Ferrari had initial success and Haas, behind team principal Guenther Steiner, saw some shining moments. Fan favorite Daniel Ricciardo and seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton had difficulties.
“Mistakes are creeping in,” Hamilton said in the clip. “… I’m struggling so much out there.”
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“Drive to Survive” premiered in March 2019 and grew in popularity during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. It is widely credited with helping the growth of Formula 1 in the United States. In 2021, ESPN’s Formula 1 viewership grew 54%.
This year will be the first time Formula 1 will host three races in the United States, including the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix in November.
“Drive to Survive” season five premiers Feb. 24.
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