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Drive to Survive: No Focus On Max Verstappen Dominance – Fans Have Their Say

Netflix recently dropped the trailer for the much-anticipated sixth season of its Formula 1 docuseries, Drive to Survive, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the drama behind the 2023 F1 season. However, the absence of Max Verstappen from the promotional material has stirred discussions among fans on social media.

Key Takeaways:

  • Netflix unveiled the full trailer for the sixth season of Drive to Survive, offering an in-depth look at the behind-the-scenes drama of the 2023 F1 season. The season comprises ten episodes and is set to premiere on February 23rd.
  • The absence of Max Verstappen from promotional material has sparked discussions on social media. Despite Verstappen’s record-breaking 2023 season with 19 wins, the upcoming series appears to shift its focus towards other narratives.
  • Verstappen has expressed reservations about Drive to Survive portraying a controversial version of Formula 1 that may not accurately reflect reality. He emphasizes prioritizing racing authenticity over sensationalism and values privacy, stating that he prefers things to be portrayed as they are without excessive dramatization.

In the 2023 season, world champion Verstappen set a record-breaking campaign with 19 wins out of the 22 Grands Prix. Despite being the primary focus in most races, the upcoming series seems to shift its emphasis toward other narratives.

In the past, the Dutchman has voiced reservations about the docuseries’ efforts to portray a controversial version of Formula 1 that may not accurately reflect reality. In an interview with TIME, he emphasized his commitment to prioritizing racing authenticity over sensationalism in the sport.

Verstappen also explained his reluctance to remain the center of attention since he favors privacy over “spice”. Speaking to Bloomberg TV last year about not being willing to be a part of the docuseries, as extensively as planned, he said:

“Certain things are a bit more private, and privacy for me is very important. I like things to be portrayed how they actually are and not with a lot of spice to it.

“And I have an interview and explain my side of the story. I know Netflix is trying to attract new fans but it’s important also to really see the reality of the sport.”

As a result, the trailer for Drive to Survive season 6 will likely showcase significant elements from the 2023 season, excluding the dominance of Verstappen or Red Bull. A post on social media platform X highlights a similar point.

Here are a few noteworthy reactions from fans, with most eager to watch the latest version of the Drive to Survive docuseries.

This makes fans more eager to watch:

Still trying to figure this out:

Interesting theory:

Two separate points, but we get the point:

A GIF is mandatory:

A bit off-topic:

New, eager DTS fan.

They don’t?

From a keen observer:


The anticipation for the sixth season of Drive to Survive is palpable, with fans eagerly awaiting an inside look into the 2023 Formula 1 season. While the absence of Max Verstappen from promotional material has raised eyebrows, it underscores the series’ potential shift towards broader narratives beyond individual driver dominance. As fans gear up for the premiere on February 23rd, the discussions surrounding the series continue to ignite excitement and intrigue within the F1 community.

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