Let’s face it, every story needs a villain and Netflix has decided to build that narrative around 48 year old Englishman, Christian Horner. Unlike most binge watching on Netflix, the outcome is already known with Max Verstappen and Horner’s Red Bull team taking home a controversial World Championship, breaking Mercedes unprecedented streak of championships this past decade.
The anticipation is to see what events led to the build up of such a infamous moment in Formula 1 and the story tellers at Netflix knew they had to really emphasize on the characters of this amazing story.
They might have taken it just a bit too far as many fans on social media are now calling for Horner’s head and even calling out his famous wife, Geri Halliwell of Spice Girl fame (Pop Girl Band for you youngsters).
The narrative seems to be that Horner is obsessed with breaking Mercedes championship run and domination of Formula 1. Let’s go with Steve Jobs level competition in beating Microsoft or Elon Musk level trolling of Jeff Bezos after passing him for richest person in the galaxy.
And the fans have noticed:
— Very (@verynetwork) March 11, 2022
christian horner dreams of lewis hamilton every night, he’s his personal nightmare and I’m so happy for that pic.twitter.com/Tuxih3rgqm
— sof (@purplealbumm) March 11, 2022
— Andrew Timms (@ATimms10) March 11, 2022
— George Likes The Bills 🦬 (@SippingBill) March 11, 2022
Oh my god Christian Horner makes Drive to survive almost unwatchable, the dude has an unbearable personality. Such a karen fr. seems like a guy you'd want to punch. #DriveToSurvive
— Ahmad (@ahmaaado) March 11, 2022
So #DTS4 episode 1 basically shows the true colours of Christian Horner and how obsessed he is with Merc and Lewis … it really doesn’t do him any favours and should cause concern for senior management at RBR because he’s clearly distracted by everything Merc
— TonyK (@tonycmk) March 11, 2022
Again, Christian Horner is the perfect person to play the villain in this Netflix series. He’s the evil bond character, Owen Shaw in Fast and the Furious and the green guy from my Lucky Charms cereal box all wrapped into one!
The real question is going to be if Horner can own this personality and own this caricature of himself in the public and separate it from his true self.
Time will tell, but it’s time to get back to finishing up this series!
Do you think this is Horner’s true personality or do you think Netflix is just doing an amazing job with story telling?