Drive to Survive Season 3: Which Episodes Feature Ferrari and Mercedes F1?

Published 03/15/2021, 12:33 AM EDT
SUZUKA, JAPAN – OCTOBER 13: Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and France during the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on October 13, 2019 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)


The much anticipated F1 series Drive to Survive season 3 will be streaming on Netflix from March 19. But what does the third season of the action-packed Netflix special have in store for us?

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The first two seasons of DTS followed the events of the 2018 and 2019 season, respectively. They took the viewers through some exciting moments like Leclerc’s win at Monza, Sainz’s first podium for McLaren, and the tension between Vettel and Leclerc.

The coronavirus pandemic hit in 2020, which raised the question if the F1 season will take place or not. But, fortunately, the sport restarted, and as the 2020 season began, so did the filming for the third season of DTS.

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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)

How were Ferrari and Mercedes in Drive to Survive?

As the Silver Arrows went on to win their seventh consecutive constructor’s world title, their rival team, Ferrari, endured a terrible campaign in 2020.

The second episode shows the rivalry between Mercedes and Red Bull, particularly the clash between Toto Wolff and Christian Horner. The third episode covers the Silver Arrows driver, Valtteri Bottas as he is portrayed as being the second driver in the team.

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 on track during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

The fourth episode follows the Maranello-based team at the Italian Grand Prix. It showed behind the scenes what happened that day, the downfall of the team, a glimpse of how Ferrari suffered in 2020.

The series gets you excited for a new season of F1

The show will be released just before the opening race in Bahrain that will kick start the 2021 season. With ten episodes being released this Friday, fans will surely get busy until the season officially begins.

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – AUGUST 04: Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and France during the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on August 04, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

DTS allows fans to experience F1 through a whole new perspective, and people have adored it since day 1. As we approach the start of the new season, fans can’t wait to see the live-action of Formula One once again.

Which is your favorite episode in DTS to date? 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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