As has now become tradition, the turn of the new year means that we are but a couple of months away from the premiere of the new season of Netflix’s Drive to Survive docuseries.
Season 4 is set to be the juiciest one yet, with controversy running riot in the championship battle between Sir Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
Not only was there plenty of drama on track, but the political and verbal fighting off it between their respective teams – Mercedes and Red Bull – is set to be particularly prominent and exciting in the new season of Drive to Survive.
Netflix have a plethora of contentious and jaw-dropping incidents to dramatise even further this year, and fans around the globe have been rubbing their hands at the prospect of the exhilarating theatre we will witness in season 4.
Not least enthralling will be the manner in which the title was settled.
A controversial Safety Car restart in the season finale in Abu Dhabi saw Verstappen pass his title rival on the final lap of the race to take his maiden championship.
Uproar ensued from Mercedes, as Hamilton claimed the race result had been “manipulated” by the stewards.
There is plenty to look forward to and as the 2022 season draws closer, here is everything you need to know about season 4 of Drive to Survive.
When will Drive to Survive season 4 be released?
There is no official release date yet, but the new season is expected to drop in March.
Last year, season 3 – documenting the COVID-ravaged 2020 season – was released on the Friday of the first grand prix of the year in Bahrain, so logic would suggest that around the 18 March mark would be the date to look out for, but this is unconfirmed.
Will all F1 drivers feature in it?
While it is technically unconfirmed exactly which drivers will be taking part, we already know that one in particular will not be giving any insight on this year’s season.
Verstappen openly criticised the show last year for creating narratives that do not exist, and he feels that this is not necessary within the paddock.
“I understand that it needs to be done to boost the popularity in America, but from my side as a driver, I don’t like being part of it,” Verstappen told the Associated Press.
“They faked a few rivalries which they don’t really exist, so I decided to not be a part of it and did not give any more interviews after that, because then there is nothing you can show,” he added.
“I am not really a dramatic show kind of person, I just want facts and real things to happen.”
The Dutchman’s rivalry with Hamilton was often a beefy subject throughout last year, and as such he believes this will be a focal point.
“Probably in the Netflix show we will be [shown as rivals].”
“We one time bumped into each other walking, so probably that will be in there,” joked the 24-year-old.
How can I watch Drive to Survive?
As ever, Netflix subscribers will be able watch all episodes of the new season in one go once it’s released.
If you have missed the first three, don’t worry as they are all still on there ready for you to binge before season 4’s release in a couple of months’ time.
Sadly there is no trailer just yet, but after a season as dramatic as 2021 was, you can rest assured that season 4 won’t be lacking drama.