F1 Drive to Survive season 4 release date announced
F1 and Netflix have confirmed that the fourth season of the hit behind-the-scenes documentary Formula 1 Drive to Survive will be released on 11th March 2022.
The series, which chronicles a season in the top level of motorsport, has been a smash success for the streaming service and F1, bringing in new fans from across the globe attracted to personalities including Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lando Norris.
It has not been without controversy though.
Max Verstappen stated he would not be a part of the fourth season after believing his words had been misused in previous series and voicing concerns about how the championship was portrayed. Some fans have also called out the series for faking rivalries that don’t exist between drivers. A lack of access to top teams, including Ferrari and Mercedes, has also held back the ability to cover the major stories of the campaign.
However that has not put off audiences, and although Netflix does not announce its figures, it is clearly a draw for viewers given the series relative longevity.
When can I watch the new series of Drive to Survive?
The fourth season of Formula 1 Drive to Survive will be released in full on 11th March, just nine days before the start of the 2022 F1 season.
How many series of Drive to Survive are there?
There are currently three series of Drive to Survive. They cover the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Formula 1 seasons.
Who will be in Drive to Survive season four?
Max Verstappen has already confirmed he will not feature much in the series, and access to Ferrari and Mercedes has been historically limited. But expect to see the key figures from previous series return including Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris, Carlos Sainz Jr. and Esteban Ocon.
How can I watch Drive to Survive season four?
A Netflix subscription is your only option. The full season will be released at the same time with every episode available to watch on the platform on 11th March. Netflix offers free trials to new subscribers and an account will cost around £9.99 a month.
What season does Drive to Survive season four cover?
It will showcase the 2021 season, including at least some of the battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton that went down to the wire. How much of the controversy from Abu Dhabi they will be able to include, given the limited access to the drivers involved, is yet to be seen.
That will mean it also includes McLaren’s brilliant 1-2 win at Monza, the team’s first since 2012, Esteban Ocon’s first F1 win at the Hungaroring and Sergio Perez last gasp victory in Azerbaijan.