The team filming Drive to Survive will join Mercedes for this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton bids to equal the record for most race wins in a Formula 1 career.Sochi Autodrom.
Hamilton’s win in last week’s Tuscan Grand Prix was the 90th of his career, leaving him one shy of the all-time record of 91, set by Michael Schumacher in 2006.
As was the case in 2019, the Netflix team is only joining Mercedes for a single round of the championship. Last year the presence of their crew coincided with Mercedes’ worst race of the season by far.
Hamilton and team mate Valtteri Bottas both crashed during the German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring, where the team was marking its 125th anniversary. Bottas failed to finish and Hamilton came in a distant ninth.
Mercedes also has a flawless record at Sochi to defend this weekend. The team has never been beaten at the venue since it was added to the calendar in 2014. Four of those six wins were taken by Hamilton, plus one apiece for Bottas and Nico Rosberg.
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