Start your engines, folks (sorry). Everyone’s favourite docuseries about motorsports, Formula 1: Drive to Survive has been confirmed for a fifth and sixth season, meaning we’re getting more high-octane content in the near future.
Whether you’re a long-term fan of Formula 1, or have newly found a love for the sport because of the Netflix series, you’re going to want to keep across the news regarding new episodes, so here’s a guide to what to expect from season 5 and 6.
Let’s hit the road, shall we?
What is Formula 1: Drive to Survive?
The Netflix docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive follows the journeys of pro Formula 1 drivers, their teams and the drama that surrounds their time on and off the track.
With the likes of Fernando Alonso, Valtteri Bottas, Marcus Ericsson, Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc starring in the series, it offers a close up look at this exclusive sport.
The series synopsis reads as follows:
The drivers, managers and team owners in Formula 1 live life in the fast lane — both on and off the track. This docuseries gives viewers exclusive, intimate access to the people in one of the world’s greatest racing competitions. Formula 1: Drive to Survive reveals the true story of the high-octane sport, which goes beyond the fight to be No. 1. There’s also a battle for the heart, soul and direction of the multibillion-dollar business. Storylines include changes that a team undergoes after an ownership change and the pressure felt to outperform other drivers.
The series is executive produced by Academy Award winner James Gay-Rees (Amy, Senna) and Paul Martin (Diego Maradona) for Box to Box Films.
What’s so good about it?
Season 1 of Formula 1: Drive to Survive is by far the most well-loved, with its audience score on Rotten Tomatoes sitting at 91 per cent.
As of March 2022, there are four seasons available to stream on Netflix and they each offer high-drama, behind-the-scenes access to the action, and a close look at all the high-stakes events from the F1 season prior.
According to Netflix and Formula 1, season 4 was the most widely watched with the docuseries breaking into the weekly top 10 in 56 countries.
Now, fans have another two chapters of excitement to dig into following seasons 5 and 6 of Formula 1: Drive to Survive being given the green light.
Can I get a sneak peek of Formula 1: Drive to Survive?
For those of you who are just coming to the series now, there is obviously loads of content for you to enjoy.
Here’s a look at the Formula 1: Drive to Survive trailers from seasons 1 through 4, to whet your appetite.
We don’t have anything on seasons 5 and 6 just yet, but we will be sure to update this piece once we get our hands on any first glimpses of the action.
Where can I watch the F1 docuseries in Australia?
Seasons 1 – 4 of Formula 1: Drive to Survive are available to stream on Netflix now and seasons 5 and 6 will be dropping on the service in Australia in time. We don’t have any insight into dates just yet, but season 4 of the docuseries began streaming in March 2022 so that may offer some kind of indication?
While you wait, you can check out this list of other incredible sports documentaries available to stream right now.