Drive to Survive Season 3: Sebastian Vettel “Spared a Lot of Criticism” Despite Awful Form

Published 03/12/2021, 5:49 AM EST
SUZUKA, JAPAN: Pole position qualifier Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari celebrates in parc ferme during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)


One of the most shocking moments of the 2020 season was when Ferrari ended their relationship with Sebastian Vettel and the German moved to Aston Martin.

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With just a week to go for F1 Drive to Survive season 3, Matt Gallagher offers us a spoiler-free coverage of the Vettel-Ferrari break-up.

The series has increasingly become a tradition to help catch fans up with everything that went down in the previous season before the lights go out yet again.

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Matt answers whether the Drive To Survive coverage had Sebastian Vettel villainized and beaten down. “They didn’t really beat down at all on Sebastian in my opinion,” replied Matt.

“Of course they kind of talk about Sebastian having a difficult season, but when he has that move to Aston Martin, the way in which he is depicted is actually quite positive,” he further added.

“Sebastian is spared a lot of criticism. Sebastian in my opinion had quite a bit of positive sentiment coming out of DTS,” he explained.

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Not Sebastian Vettel, but Ferrari look like the bad cop, claims Matt

According to the YouTuber, it was the Maranello-based outfit that came out as the villain in the Ferrari-Sebastian split. The team looks like the bad cop in that whole scenario. The DTS season does cover the team’s horror show at Monza and throughout the season.

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“[The show] Mercilessly probes the debate over the legality of the team’s 2019 power unit and reveals how strained relations between Vettel and Ferrari became following their pre-season decision not to renew his contract,” stated a report.

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 on track during practice. Ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Sakhir at Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Giuseppe Cacace – Pool/Getty Images)

The Maranello-based outfit offered Netflix access to their team for a single race like Mercedes. The report states that the Netflix team turned up at the latter half of the season.

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Let’s be honest, good or bad, spoiler or not, we can’t wait for Netflix to drop the third season. March 19th, 2021, grab some popcorn, tuck yourself in and feast yourself with behind the scene access to an unprecedented season. Which part are you looking forward to from DTS season 3?

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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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