While anyone with a basic knowledge of grand prix racing will have to endure explanations of how F1 works every five minutes, the level of detail and behind-the-scenes footage still makes it highly viewable.
Midfield teams take centre-stage, but a unique selling point of series two is that for the first time ever Mercedes and Ferrari have allowed behind-the-scenes access, the former for two episodes and the latter for one.
The Mercedes episode is suitably melodramatic, with the team mourning over a disastrous weekend at Hockenheim. If you can survive the team going into buzzword overkill in an attempt to drag themselves out of a motoring-mire of despondency, then it certainly makes for an interesting watch.
You also get to see Haas go into full-on meltdown, the Red Bull young driver pressure-cooker turned up to 11 and Renault bring superstition into its bid for elite-level sporting performance.
A Life of Speed: the Juan Manuel Fangio Story
Regarded for a long time as the greatest F1 racer of all time, this in-depth documentary charts the life and times of the man widely known as Il Maestro: Juan Manuel Fangio.
From his early days in road racing to the heights of grand prix glory via the birth of F1, the documentary goes into an impressive amount of detail covering his story. Fangio’s career had a sense of adventure and romance like few others, and, as a result, petrolheads and casual viewers alike will find it an extremely satisfying watch.
The film has fine roll call of talking heads, including Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg, Alain Prost, Jackie Stewart and Mika Häkkinen. Each gives their opinions on what made Fangio so great, as well as various others close to him who knew what made the ‘Old Man’ tick.
Uppity: The Willy T Ribbs
Uppity tells the story of Willy T. Ribbs, the first black driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.
Fighting against deeply-ingrained racism in America and particularly the NASCAR scene, Ribbs fought his way up to the highest echelons of motorsport.