Netflix’s Drive to Survive Crew Reportedly Followed This F1 Driver in France

Published 06/18/2021, 6:59 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 19, 2021 Alpine’s Esteban Ocon during a press conference ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier


A new fanbase has been created for the sport of Formula One after the success of Netflix’s series, Drive to Survive. The fourth season is currently being filmed, and the crew was following Esteban Ocon ahead of his home Grand Prix in France.

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In a live session with senior F1 writer Lawrence Barretto, Ocon can be seen with the Netflix crew behind him. This will make fans even more excited ahead of the upcoming race weekend, knowing that another season of DTS will soon hit their screens at home.

Netflix crew spotted with Esteban Ocon ahead of his home race

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Barretto was conducting a live Q&A session with Alpine’s Ocon, who just extended his contract with the team till 2024. The Netflix crew could also be seen with Frenchmen as he prepares to race in front of his fellow countrymen in the upcoming weekend.

Lawrence wrote, Mental morning for Esteban Ocon, with a host of media duties this morning to talk about his bumper three-year deal and his home race, including an Insta live with us while being followed by Netflix for the next season of Drive to Survive.”

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Ocon hoping to make a mark at Paul Ricard

The 24-year-old is excited to be racing back in France, his home country after it was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, he hopes to make his country proud by displaying a stellar performance at Le Castellet.

With a new deal signed with the Enstone-based team that sees him till the 2024 season. Ocon believes that he can grow and help the team fight for championships in the coming years.

Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 7, 2021 Alpine’s Esteban Ocon in action during practice REUTERS/Albert Gea

As of now, his focus is on scoring as many points as possible from the French GP, and hopes to get ahead in the drivers’ standings, where he currently sits in twelfth place with twelve points. Ocon will need the support of his fellow French followers and use that to bring home a good result.

Do you think that Ocon will find the confidence and will have a brilliant home race in France? 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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