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Drive to Survive series of 2018 season to air on Netflix in March

Formula 1 and Netflix, today announces details of the highly-anticipated docuseries, “Formula 1: Drive to Survive”, which will launch on the service on the 8 March 2019.

“Formula 1: Drive to Survive” is a gripping, high-octane 10 part series. It is the first time in the sport’s history that a series such as this has been given exclusive and intimate access to the greatest racing championship in the world.

From the makers of “Senna” and “Amy”, the series will reveal the true story of the sport – not only focusing on the fight to be World Champion, but giving fans a real insight into the personal lives of their heroes on and off the track.

As a new generation of drivers steps out of the shadows, Formula 1 has opened its doors to give unprecedented access to the top drivers, team principals and owners, to set the scene for a new wave of gripping competition and challenges.

Not only does the series focus on all the track action, it also takes time away from the circuit to provide a unique insight into the teams and the people that make the championship what it is, the greatest racing spectacle in the world.

The global series will show each round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship™, beginning in Melbourne and culminating at the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi, where the championship draws to a close and scores are settled.

Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights, Formula 1 said: “As we move into a new generation of Formula 1 we are thrilled to announce our new docuseries “Formula 1: Drive to Survive”. This truly unique series embodies the sport and helps us to showcase and unearth the untold stories on and off the track. Partnering with Netflix to create an original series puts us at the forefront of becoming a media and entertainment brand and attracting new fans to the sport”.

Paul Martin , Box to Box Films said: “Netflix was the perfect platform on which to tell the inside story of this incredible sport. F1 has long been a world of colourful characters and super-sized egos, thrills and drama, victory and tragedy, but until now that world has been largely hidden and secretive.

“Formula 1: Drive to Survive” takes the viewers right into the heart of this world and shows what it is like to live, work and race within the world’s fastest sport.”

This series is executive-produced by Academy-Award winner James Gay Rees (“Senna”) and Paul Martin for Box to Box Films with Sophie Todd as the showrunner.