F1 to Host a Public Screening of Formula 1: Drive to Survive Ahead of Australian GP

Published 03/05/2020, 5:33 PM EST


In late February, the second season of Formula 1: Drive to Survive, aired on Netflix. Now, ahead of the 2020 F1 Australian GP, fans will be treated to a public screening of the hit docu-series. The venue for the screening is Melbourne’s Federation Square, and it will air while the countdown to the Australian Grand Prix 2020 continues.

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For the uninitiated, the series offers fans a behind-the-scenes look at the fast-paced world of Formula 1. In fact, the newly released Season 2 is already receiving great reviews.

Apparently, this special screening was only possible, courtesy a partnership with Federation Square and City of Melbourne. Furthermore, the special screening is set to take place on Tuesday 10th March, a couple of days before the opening race.

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Federation Square will air the first two episodes of Season 2 on its large outdoor digital screen. The screening commences at 8:00pm local time, so fans can wind up their alarm clocks.

Furthermore, viewers will be able watch the screening in comfort. In other words, they will have deck chairs and wireless headphones available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What else will be available at the F1 screening?

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F1 is clearly going all out in the entertainment department. The evidence includes, giveaways and competitions running during the evening. So the only thing that fans have to do is grab a pair of headphones, find a deckchair and sit back, relax and enjoy.

The best part is that this is a free event and anybody can attend. The only rule is to remember to return the headphones at the end of the screening.

The F1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020 runs in Melbourne from March 12 to 15. The Mercedes team will be aiming to re-assert their dominance. However, the likes of Scuderia Ferrari and Aston Martin Red Bull will not want to let them get away that easily.

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The Top 3 F1 teams also have to be wary of the mid-field battle trying to catch up to them. Racing Point have already proven to be a threat in the pre-season test. In addition to that, Renault and McLaren are excellent top 4 contenders in the 2020 season.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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