WATCH: Williams F1 Driver Teases a Drive to Survive Appearance Ahead of Turkish GP

Published 10/02/2021, 9:08 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 31: Kamui Kobayashi of Japan and Toyota drives during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2009 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


Go find a Formula 1 fan who hasn’t watched the popular Netflix series Drive to Survive —you won’t find any. This edge-of-the-seat docuseries on the life and lies of the F1 drivers are getting a fourth season which will be released in 2022.

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Motorsport fans all around the world gave a collective “hurrah!” when F1 sent out a tweet saying that DTS has been renewed again. And now that we are all super stoked for this new season to drop, Williams F1 driver Nicholas Latifi is giving an inside look at the DTS shoot on his Instagram.

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Nicholas Latifi posts a picture with the DTS clapperboard

With fans counting days before the new season of Drive to Survive gets released, Latifi comes out as a savior and gives us some juice from the shoot. The Canadian driver, currently driving alongside George Russell in Williams, shared an Instagram post with a caption saying “DTS Season 4” and he also gave some ‘wide-eyed’ emojis to add a bit of spark to it.

While over 30,000 people have liked the post uploaded not even a day ago, the comment section is filled with fans speculating what this season will be all about. In the 2021 season of Formula 1, the Championship battle between Lewis and Verstappen has been a major talk of the F1 town.

For the very first time, Mercedes is not the clear frontrunner in the grid as Red Bull definitely has a Championship-worthy car up their sleeves. But this season of Drive to Survive needs to offer up some more content than being just a chronicle of the Red Bull-Mercedes title fight. Fans want to know more about the dynamics between Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin, the rise of Daniel Ricciardo in McLaren, and many more things that have gone down in this season.

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For the first two seasons, fans had been lapping up the excitement that DTS produced with their amazing narrative, an all-guards-down view into the paddock, and some garage combats between drivers and Team Bosses (of course, we are talking about Gunther Steiner and his Haas drivers here).

Then, 2020 arrived with the waves of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the show focused on the teams’ response to the virus outbreak. It gave an inside look into how the FIA personnel were obliged to cancel races, reschedule GPs, turn the entire calendar upside down so that fans could watch their beloved drivers fight it out once the pandemic was under control.

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Will the all-new ‘Drive to Survive’ episodes give a deeper look into the paddock stories of the F1 2021 season? Will they show us some Max-Lewis scenes that we have never seen before? All of these questions will be answered in a few months’ time, so we’d better get ready with our Netflix subscriptions and popcorn bowls filled to the brim!

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Riddhi Mondal

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport.

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