It was during the summer of 2021 that Netflix, a streaming platform, formalized the broadcast of a fourth season from his documentary series Formula 1: Drive To Survive, which takes place in behind the scenes of F1. But this will be done without the presence of Max Verstappen, Red-Bull driver who refused to participate in this new season. It was to the Associated Press that the Dutch pilot communicated his decision.
« I understand that this has to be done to boost the popularity of Formula 1 in the United States. But on my side, as a driver, I don’t like being part of it« , explained the Red-Bull driver before the Austin Grand Prix.
« They invented rivalries that don’t exist really. So I decided not to participate and I did not give any more interviews because there is, in fact, nothing to show. I’m not really the dramaturgy type. I just want facts and real things. « Explained the 24-year-old driver, currently leading the championship ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
A blow to Netflix
Max Verstappen and Lewis hamilton are neck and neck in the race for the title of World Champion. Netflix will then lose one of its main characters for this fourth season, which is currently filming.
Also questioned, Zak Brown, President and CEO of Red-Bull Racing said that Netflix had taken « some liberties » on the story of the 2020 season. The team’s sporting director, Christian Horner, admitted to him thathe grimaced « constantly » when he watched the series.