Netflix Drive to Survive: Season 4 preview and updates

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Latest details of Formula 1: Drive to Survive Season 4 on Netflix - including release date and featured teams

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 12: The F1 drivers stand on the grid during Day One of F1 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit on March 12, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Clive Mason - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Netflix's Drive to Survive Season 4 is already highly anticipated

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A potential Season 4 of the Netflix F1 series Drive to Survive might be a year away, but the roaring success of its Season 3 predecessor means a further installment should be more highly anticipated than ever. Many have already sprinted through S3 and are asking when the next season will be.

At 23 races 2021 will be F1’s longest season ever, and with Ross Brawn admitting the year will be far from normal due to further possible Covid-related interruptions, Drive to Survive Season 4 could be the most extraordinary yet.

 

Is Drive to Survive Season 4 happening?

Whilst there has been no official confirmation from Netflix, Box to Box or Liberty that a new season will be forthcoming, Netflix cameras were seen at this year’s preseason testing, so there is very likely to be a Drive to Survive Season 4.

 

When is Drive to Survive Season 4 released? What time?

The release date for Season 4 is yet to be announced but is likely to drop one or two weeks before the 2022 F1 season starts.

 

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How will they film Drive to Survive Season 4?

It’s likely that film crews will adopt the same approach this season as last, either remaining within a team’s social bubble, so as to minimise the chance of spreading the Covid-19 in case of infection, or maintaing social distancing for the same reason.

 

Who will make Drive to Survive Season 4?

Executive producers Paul Martin and James Gay-Reese, whose company Box to Box Films also oversaw the first three series, will stay at the helm for Season 4.

The pair have also produced successful films on Ayrton Senna, Diego Maradona and Amy Winehouse.

With the team now having developed a clear aesthetic, expect more Gunther Steiner door-smashing, Toto Wolff fist-slamming and Lewis Hamilton reporting his tyres have gone before cruising home to another win.

 

What will be in Drive to Survive Season 4?

Drive to Survive Season 4 is sure to feature some of the Netflix series’ most arresting storylines yet.

Sebastian Vettel has moved to Aston Martin in search of racing redemption, but will he be ejected DB5 Goldfinger-style if it all goes wrong?

Things aren’t looking great for Seb so far – a pair of 15th places is hardly the ‘Breakfast of Champions’. Spins, penalties and self-combusting brakes will make for great DtS viewing if featured.

Could the Red Bull ‘drive masher’ have met its match in Sergio Perez, the man who could potentially take on and beat Max Verstappen? It’s been a stuttering start for Sergio so far. In magnifying the drama, the Netflix cameras would only amplify Perez’s pain.

Lewis Hamilton could quite possibly take a record eighth title, which would make for historic documentary footage. That said, Netflix barely mentioned Hamilton’s seventh title in series 3, instead deciding to focus on his pummeling of Valtteri Bottas, week in, week out, so the directors might find another angle yet.

On the subject of Bottas, his coming together at Imola with Mercedes junior (and threat to his seat) George Russell elicited emotional reactions from the pair of them. Russell has already revealed he’s being interviewed by Netflix this year, surely setting up a delicious narrative for DtS makers.

Will Haas continue to bring the laughs? Nikita Mazepin already seems to be the F1 villain grand prix racing doesn’t want, and looks likely to stir up controversy sooner or later. His spin or bust mentality so far looks to make good DtS fodder if it were to be the case.

 

Make sure to check back on this page to find updates on what could well be an even better installment of the world’s fastest – and indeed most thrilling – Netflix series: Drive to Survive.