Should Hamilton Be Worried? ‘Netflix Curse’ Reportedly Set to Strike Mercedes F1 at Qatar Grand Prix

Published 11/19/2021, 5:07 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in action during qualifying REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

One of the reasons for Formula One’s success is Netflix’s Drive to Survive. The show has brought a lot of attention to the sport, but at the time as a lot of criticism. With three seasons already out on the streaming platform, the show is currently filming its fourth and is said to be following Mercedes this weekend in Qatar.

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Fans of the show are well aware of the Netflix curse that it has on the Silver Arrows. An incident that is edged in F1 fans’ memories is the 2019 German Grand Prix, where the Silver Arrows suffered a terrible fate, whilst Netflix was filming them.

The Netflix crew is with Mercedes for the Qatar Grand Prix

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Fans are already excited about the title race between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. But they are eager to see the fourth season of Drive to Survive and want to know the behind-the-scenes of the 2021 season.

Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 13, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton before practice REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

It is reported for this weekend at the Qatar Grand Prix, the film crew is with the Brackley-based squad. Knowing the influence that Netflix has on the Silver Arrows, fans are nervous to see how the team performs this weekend.

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Can the Silver Arrows grab another win this season?

The recent Brazilian Grand Prix was an exciting race between Red Bull and Mercedes. But, this time around it was the Wolff-led team that claimed victory and defeated the Raging Bulls.

Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 14, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the race REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

After winning at Interlagos, the Silver Arrows are optimistic about doing the same at the Losail International Circuit. However, the Milton-Keynes squad is aiming to bounce back and beat Mercedes in round twenty of this season.

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With teams having no knowledge about the track, as it is their first race at the circuit, who do you think will emerge victoriously? Will be the Silver Arrows or the Raging Bulls? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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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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