I’m SUPER Stoked For The Netflix Original: Drive To Survive
I’m binge-watching when it comes out.
As the title says: I’m absolutely stoked.
Since the end of the 2021 season, I’ve been waiting for this to be released. My dad and I will be Out Of Commission until we get done with the whole season (which won’t take long), so if you don’t see any articles for about a week, you know why.
Just watching the races of 2021 was absolutely wild, and so you can only imagine how much more crazy it will be behind the scenes.
I don’t watch many “reality” shows. Honestly, to me, it’s full of scripted drama and unnecessary tears. I have enough drama of my own, and I don’t need anyone else’s piled on top of mine. But Drive To Survive is a bit different.
While there is unnecessary suspense in every docuseries, Drive To Survive is a bit more accurate. I can relate to the drama, frustration, and stress in the series because whenever I watch a race, I experience those things myself.
And I’m only watching it
imagine how much worse it is for the mechanics, managers, racers, track marshalls, crew chiefs, strategists, need I go on? They continually have the stress of someone yelling in their ear or making sure the car runs smoothly or running into the middle of the track while the race is still going.
I can only relate to a spectator standpoint, but whenever I watch the series, I can see exactly what I was missing the season before.
What was going through Lewis’ head when Max Verstappen’s tire rolled over his helmet? Why did the racing Stewarts give Lewis a penalty after Verstappen’s crash at SilverStone? What was going through Toto Wolff’s head when Michael Masi told the lapped cars to move out of the way?
There are so many more questions that I have, and that I had during the races, that will be answered in the series. Plus, it helps that the series gets you ready for the start of the 2022 season, which starts next weekend (March 18th).
There’s also the analytical side of things.
I like to see what the inside decisions were. What exactly led to Michael Masi moving the cars out of the way? What was wrong with the Mercedes engine at the beginning of the year?
How did Verstappen get so good at racing in such a small amount of time?
All these questions had been bouncing around my head since the season’s end last year.
And that’s why I’m super excited for it to be released on Friday (March 11th).
What Is Drive To Survive?
So I was about to publish the article, and then I was like: “Wait, what if the reader doesn’t know what Drive To Survive is? I’m just babbling to them.” So I’m going to explain precisely what Drive To Survive is.
I found Drive To Survive in 2020 when I was bored and in quarantine like most people at that time. And I also had no idea what it was.
It turns out it was a docuseries about F1 (Formula 1). The series goes deep behind the scenes of the races and into the drivers’ lives. The series shows their routine, practices, vacations (when they have time off), and thoughts during a race.
The whole series dates back to 2018, so it’s relatively new. You get to see the good, the bad, and the ugly. And even though F1 is (personally) one of the best sports around, there is some ugly behind the scenes.
So now that you know what Drive To Survive is, go check it out! When you finish, put your thoughts in the comments below, I’d love to pick your brain a bit.