Netflix’s smash hit Drive to Survive launched it’s latest season worldwide on Friday as motorsport followers revelled within the capability to binge over the weekend.
The present has helped drive a staggering quantity of recent followers to the game with the primary 4 seasons offering countless highlights.
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Issues couldn’t have been written any higher for the producers throughout Season 4 when the ultimate episode of the season completed with the thrilling duel between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton and the 2021 championship up for grabs.
Sadly the 2022 season on the monitor didn’t ship the identical stage of hype as Verstappen and Pink Bull merely dominated proceedings.
Usually when speaking about TV exhibits they’d include a warning about potential spoilers, however Verstappen’s second straight championship was wrapped up in October.
Regardless of Verstappen and Pink Bull’s dominance, the season produced sufficient for the present to ship one other stellar season.
Sadly Season 5 didn’t stay as much as it.
I perceive the present isn’t tailor-made for diehard Method 1 followers, it’s whole premise is to lure in the remainder of the market and construct a product each particular person can get on board with.
However that doesn’t imply they should utterly overlook and skip out on a number of the most intriguing moments from the season.
Earlier than I air my grievances, Frank Costanza type, right here’s what the present bought proper.
Daniel Ricciardo’s brutal axing from McLaren was coated off properly, they coated off Ferrari’s actually horror season and the fixed tactical errors they produced and we even bought one other chapter within the long-running feud between Toto Wolff and Christian Horner.
Now that we’ve bought that out of the way in which, it’s grievance airing time.
The Method 1 calendar is a protracted one with 22 races that unfold from March till November, however throughout three completely different episodes from differing crew views we watched the motion from the British Grand Prix unfold.
The race noticed Carlos Sainz declare his first F1 victory and noticed the terrifying opening lap crash that left Zhou Guanyu trapped in his automotive because it rested in opposition to the fence. However seeing it 3 times? Come on now.
The identical challenge unfolded with the Miami Grand Prix, sure Netflix and F1 try to seize the booming American market. However the race itself wasn’t something thrilling and but it appeared in 4 episodes all through the season.
Probably the most terrifying moments of the season unfolded through the Japanese Grand Prix when Pierre Gasly narrowly averted a tractor that was parked on the monitor in torrential situations. Not a single point out of it.
Sadly the most important challenge with the brand new season is that they merely ignored essentially the most thrilling and dramatic race of all the season.
The Brazilian Grand Prix produced seemingly countless moments all through the whole lot of the weekend, but it surely didn’t garner any limelight in season 5 other than a passing remark from George Russell.
For these unaware, Kevin Magnussen clinched pole place for the primary time ever in totally bonkers scenes.
Ferrari produced one other nightmare second, whereas within the race Mercedes shocked their rivals by romping away to victory.
Nevertheless it was post-race that issues exploded as Verstappen went nuclear on his personal crew. However once more, not a single point out of any of it within the new season.
And lastly, whereas I completely love Daniel Ricciardo and I hate that we received’t be seeing him on the grid this season.
The present was all about him through the ultimate moments of the final episode.
He’s going to be a monumental loss to the present, certainly, however one among arguably the best drivers to ever grace the grid didn’t come into the foray.
Sebastian Vettel’s determination to hold up the racing swimsuit left followers around the globe heartbroken, however other than a quick cameo he barely appeared.
The Method 1 world got here collectively in Abu Dhabi to bid farewell to the four-time world champion in beautiful scenes. However nope, not for this season.
If you happen to make it by way of the top of episode 10 the brand new season is already being spruiked, with the opening race lower than every week away … let’s hope the drama ramps up and season 6 can ship.