Drive to Survive Season 3 Officially Completed as Netflix F1 Series Gears up for Release

Published 02/19/2021, 5:55 AM EST
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


Netflix will once again come back with the F1 Drive to Survive series covering the 2020 season. Traditionally, the first two seasons of the series get released in February. That allows for an interesting recap and perspective on the previous season a month before the new one begins.

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The 2020 F1 season was different than the usual ones. Pandemic postponed the 2020 season, with new races and new race wins. The Drive to Survive crew was also faced with the challenge of shooting while adhering to the stringent social distancing protocols.

Following the update, Netflix finally dropped the much-awaited teaser. As expected, Season 3 is sure to leave fans on the edge of their seats following a crazy 2020 season. The next installment releases on Netflix March 19, 2021.

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The series has become one of the most famous docuseries by allowing millions of F1 fans to get behind the scenes footage. The series allows the fans to feel closer to the drivers, teams and the sport altogether.

A lot happened in the 2020 F1 season and it will be interesting to get a different perspective from individuals on the grid. For instance, the earlier 2020 shock was Ferrari announcing the Sebastian Vettel will not continue with the Maranello outfit in 2021.

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Lewis Hamilton’s record-equaling wins. Pierre Gasly and Sergio Perez claiming their debut wins. Lance Stroll clocking in his first pole position, Nico Hulkenberg‘s adventurous season, Red Bull’s second driver decision, Grosjean’s unfortunate accident, and Russell’s one-weekend stand with Mercedes.

Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain. Mercedes’ George Russell leads and Valtteri Bottas is second placed after the start of the race Pool via REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The season ended with a lot of changes for the 2021 season. Teams rebranding, drivers changing outfits and three drivers making their Formula 1 debut. Overall, the season delivered everything from happiness, excitement, sadness, frustration, to hope.

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The Drive to Survive crew will allow us to relive these fantastic moments from the last season. The much-awaited season has all the recipes to make it another successful season. Are you waiting for the new season as impatiently as I? Which storyline are you most excited about from this season?

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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