Fans are to get unrivalled access to McLaren in 2017
McLaren’s 2017 Formula 1 season will be shown warts-and-all on Amazon Prime as part of an ‘Amazon Prime Original Unscripted Series’.
Produced by Manish Pandey, a BAFTA winner for his excellent film Senna, the series will take viewers behind the scenes at Woking with exclusive and unprecedented access to the team. Given the troubled start, it could be required viewing.
“McLaren dominated F1 in the modern era but they are also a family who have recently gone through difficult times, both on track and off,” Pandey says. “And like all families, we will watch them pull together to regain their rightful place at the head of F1.”
Zak Brown, executive director of McLaren, adds: “We understand and appreciate that F1 fans are always keen for greater levels of access, insight and information, and the series will give them the most intimate and honest access to a modern F1 team that’s ever been seen.”
Release date for the as-yet-unamed series is unknown, but filming appears well underway. The focus is on building and testing the cars, an insider-view on the commercial side, how the drivers and team members have prepared for the season.
That the series is officially signed off further hints to the more open future fans might expect under Liberty’s F1 reign.
McLaren will hit the big screen later this year, watch the McLaren trailer.