Drive to Survive Season 3: Grosjean’s Horror F1 Crash Portrayal Not “Tasteful”

Published 03/12/2021, 1:32 AM EST
Romain Grosjean (Haas) during the Formula 1 test in Barcelona, in Barcelona, Spain. Photo: Joan Valls/Urbanandsport /NurPhoto


Romain Grosjean’s car instantly bursting into flames after his crash in the 2020 F1 Bahrain GP left every viewer stunned. Given the nature of the incident, it was obvious that this would, in some proportion, make its way to the third season of the ‘Formula 1: Drive To Survive’ series.

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Luckily at the time, the Frenchman quickly escaped the site of the accident and make his way towards the medical vehicle. It was certainly a moment of relief for all those watching on to see him largely unhurt, considering it could have been much worse.

With content channel WTF1’s Matt Gallagher having already watched the third season, he answered a few of the fans’ questions about the show. In it, he also delved into this incident, and offered his opinion about the same.

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He said, “Now this episode is going to split quite a few people, I think it’s gonna go straight down the middle. Netflix very much overdramatized the crash, you know it’s going to be quite difficult for people to watch that, especially new fans.”

You don’t see Grosjean get out of the crash for over five minutes, said Gallagher

“It’s really, I don’t know, it wasn’t done in a particularly tasteful manner. You don’t see Grosjean get out of the crash for over five minutes.”

Some had also taken to social media to criticize the excessive broadcasting of Grosjean‘s crash footage, which they felt was unnecessary. From that regard, it would intrigue fans to see what F1 enthusiasts will make of Netflix’s coverage of this incident.

Gallagher continued, “It’s one of those ones where I didn’t particularly agree with the way it was done. There was so many camera angles, so much ‘is he going to get out alive’ and things like that.”

The third season of Netflix’s Drive To Survive will be released on March 19

“Of course you have to build the whole scene, and I get why they’ve done it. But yeah, it could have been done in a bit more of a tasteful manner in my opinion.”

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Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action at the start of the race Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace

Regardless, the 2020 edition of the much-awaited F1 series has gotten people thinking about the various storylines it could have. Indeed, the first two seasons piqued a lot of interest among viewers, with many taking to the sport after that.

As per confirmed news, Drive To Survive: Season 3 will be available to stream on Netflix on March 19. With just about a few more days to go then, it will definitely interest viewers to see how the makers have covered what was a fascinating and extremely engaging 2020 F1 season.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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