Formula 1: 5 Things Drive to Survive Teaser Tells us Ahead of Netflix Premier on Feb 23

Netflix's F1 Drive to Survive Season 6 will premiere on February 23, 2024. This season will capture all the exciting Formula 1 events and highlights from 2023.

By Divyam Dubey | on February 15, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Continuing its sixth year on Netflix, "Drive to Survive" will once again enthral viewers with an exclusive look behind the scenes of the Formula 1 circus. With ten riveting episodes covering the 2023 Formula One season, the sixth season digs deep into the highlights and lowlights of the sport while focusing on all twenty drivers and ten teams. It is worth mentioning that the 2023 season was absolutely dominated by Max Verstappen. He won an astounding 19 out of 22 races. 

The highly awaited documentary series will be released on February 23, 2024, following in the footsteps of its predecessors. The release date usually aligns with the start of a new Formula One season, which is when pre-season testing in Bahrain comes to a close. One week later, on February 29th, the 2024 Formula One season will begin.

F1: Here are 5 things the Drive to Survive teaser tells us ahead of Netflix premiere

Nyck de Vries' sacking and Recarrdo to AlphaTauri

Nyck De Vries

Formula 1: Drive to Survive is known for capturing the most exciting and thrilling moments in the sport, and the firing of Nyck de Vries is sure to be a standout. Red Bull's third driver, Daniel Ricciardo, succeeded de Vries after the former's squad slumped to last place in the Constructor's standings due to a string of poor performances. The 28-year-old fell out of favour despite being the Formula E champion for 2020-21. 

McLaren's Comeback

F1 McLaren MCL60

A surprising turn of events occurred in the 2023 season when the papaya team made a comeback for the top fight. While McLaren had a rough start to the season, viewers can look forward to an interesting depiction of Lando Norris's early hopes for the squad on Netflix. Moreover, the documentary is likely to explore Norris's journey as he places his trust in the Woking Squad and navigates the dynamics with his new Australian teammate, Oscar Piastri. Many are wondering whether McLaren will be able to challenge Red Bull for the race wins in the 2024 season after their late-season comeback made them formidable rivals.

Alpine 2023 Internal Friction

F1 Alpine 1

Alpine's eventful 2023 season provides enough of material for thrilling episodes of "Drive to Survive" about team management changes and internal tensions. Season five briefly mentioned Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon's conflict, foreshadowing their struggle to get along as teammates in 2023. It will be curious to see how "Drive to Survive" portrays them this season.

Beyond driver dynamics, Alpine's huge changes in the previous year, including Laurent Rossi, Otmar Szafnauer, and Alan Permane's exits within weeks over the summer, indicate a major revamp. Szafnauer, who starred in season five's Fernando Alonso exit and Oscar Piastri contract mess, is expected to return. "Drive to Survive" would benefit from new knowledge into the team's top power conflicts this year.

Haas' Season Struggles and Gunther Steiner's Dismissal

F1 Haas Guenther Steiner

Guenther Steiner was one of the stars of the programme, so it will be interesting to see how Netflix handles his departure. Anticipating coverage of Haas's terrible 2023 season, where the American team finished last in the championship with 12 points, raises doubts about how the series will handle the absence of one of its most fascinating personalities. Haas battled on the track and off, with Steiner being the most captivating. It is critical that the show not ignore Steiner's departure. 

Carloz Sianz's Singapore Win

F1 Ferrari Carlos Sainz

With an astounding 860 points and a win in every race save one, Red Bull had their most successful season to date in 2023. Carlos Sainz upset Red Bull's hegemony at the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix by taking the victory. For Sainz and his crew, even though it was just one race win all season, it was an important victory. With this win, he joined two other drivers in securing a race victory in 2023. Despite having the season's most dominant car, Verstappen finished outside of the top three, the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix was the most interesting and unusual race of the year.

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