Drive to Survive Producer Reveals Aston Martin Boss Stroll ‘Wasn’t Super Excited’ to Be in the Show

Published 04/07/2021, 7:40 AM EDT
LE CASTELLET, FRANCE – Owner of Racing Point Lawrence Stroll and Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Racing Point walks in the Paddock before final practice for the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)


Drive to Survive, the hit show on Netflix, shows what happens behind a Formula One season. It gives a new angle to the fans of F1 and how the world of Formula One works. Getting to know a little more about your favorite driver or team is something that fans are always hungry for. However, Lawerence Stroll doesn’t like to be involved in the show.

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The third season of the show revealed all that happened in the 2020 season. It gave a different insight into Racing Point, now Aston Martin, and how powerful and influential their boss, Lawrence Stroll, is.

While others might think by being in the show helps them with the brand and sponsorships, Stroll is fully focused on making his team a winning one and doesn’t want the show to be a distraction.

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Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 27, 2021 Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll in action during practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Stroll didn’t like to feature in Drive to Survive

In an episode of a podcast, In the Fast Lane, executive producer, James-Gay-Rees said, “You know, Lawrence Stroll is a big character in every sense of the word and you know, you spend a little bit of time with the man.”

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly in action at the start of the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

“He is an impressive individual, honestly, he is in it to win it. And you know he is a great addition and wasn’t necessarily super excited about being in the show historically. But you know, he has got big business plan.”

The fourth season is already being filmed

It hasn’t been that long since DTS season three dropped, but now the show has begun filming its fourth installment of the show. They started in Bahrain with Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas.

Netflix: Drive to Survive, Season 4 starts here. 📽️ pic.twitter.com/WrbCXuoMkK

— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) March 27, 2021

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Consequently, the fourth season will show what all will happen in the 2021 season and is expected to drop in 2022. Till then fans who haven’t had a chance to tune in to the show can catch up on the previous three seasons.

What was your favorite episode in the third season of the show? What are your expectations from the upcoming season, will it be better than the previous three or won’t hit the mark? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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