Formula One has announced a new deal with Netflix to screen a documentary about the 2018 F1 season which will air next year.
The 10 episode series is promised to be the first which will “truly immerse the audience inside the cockpits, the paddock and the lives of the key players in Formula One.”
“The series will have unparalleled and exclusive access to the world’s fastest drivers, team principals and owners, as well as Formula 1’s own management team,” said F1 management in a statement.
James Gay Rees, who produced the acclaimed 2010 F1 documentary Senna, will be the executive producer for the series. The full extent of the documentary’s coverage, including which teams will be involved, has not yet been announced.
F1’s managing director for commercial operations Sean Bratches said the Netflix deal “serves to chronicle the fascinating story of what transpires behind the scenes during a grand prix season.”
“This is a perspective of the sport that has yet to be unveiled to fans around the world. This series will unleash a compelling vantage point to the sport that will delight fans and serve as a catalyst to entice new fans.”
2018 F1 season
- Honda’s jet division helped F1 engineers solve power unit problem
- McLaren Racing losses rise after Honda split
- Ricciardo: Baku “s***show” was Red Bull’s fault
- “Drive to Survive Episode 1: All to Play For” reviewed
- F1’s television and social media audiences rose last year
9 comments on “Netflix to screen 10-part F1 documentary series in 2019”
24th March 2018, 5:18
NetFlix Sans would hate F1 font.
24th March 2018, 5:48
The McLaren Amazon series was great.
Oh no, no, that’s not good, that’s the 3rd or 4th best Senna documentary/film I’ve watched
Trayambak Chakravarty (@major-dev)
24th March 2018, 9:05
Are you serious? Which are your top three then?
25th March 2018, 7:49
@major-dev Some are Brazillian.
24th March 2018, 7:00
No surprise Netflix have got involved and good for the Sport, agree with you @peartree I finally got round to watching Grand Prix Driver while travelling last week, great series really good insight into McLaren and captured the optimism, pressure, emotion and buckling of the McLaren-Honda relationship. (Fernando was great!).
24th March 2018, 7:45
We’re being spoiled at the moment with motorsport documentaries. The Williams and McLaren films were good, the Amazon Le Mans thing was alright, I watched Grand Prix driver last night and found that mega interesting.
25th March 2018, 7:52
I really liked the Williams one, not focused on the racing itself but nevertheless. The McLaren has great people, great footage but too much dramatization. The Ferrari was great, focused on 2 Brits, really interesting. People forget that Britain first f1 champion drove a Ferrari, a time where Ferrari was criticized for giving foreign drivers a chance.
24th March 2018, 17:40
26th March 2018, 22:00
If the Netflix series follows in the style of ‘Senna’ and is all behind the scenes/paddock/race footage with voice over and no (or minimal) talking heads, then I look forward to it all ready.
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