Esteban Ocon slams Drive to Survive over Season 5 fabrication

Multiple drivers have expressed their concerns about Netflix’s Drive to Survive editing in the past.

The fifth season of the hit Netflix series Drive to Survive has now been released, with fans finally being given access to behind-the-scenes coverage of the 2022 season.

While the show has been a hit amongst fans all over the world, growing the global F1 audience in the process, many drivers have developed concerns about Netflix’s editing.

Max Verstappen refused to take part in season 4 of the series after expressing his concerns about Netflix’s tendency to dramatize events and make certain drivers look like villains with their storytelling.

Lando Norris recently reviewed some of the previous seasons on his Quadrant YouTube channel and was disappointed to learn that one of his quotes about being pushed off the track had been misplaced to an entirely different race just to make his relationship with Daniel Ricciardo appear tense.

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Alpine driver Esteban Ocon has recently been speaking to the media about the recently released season of Drive to Survive and has admitted his disappointment at Netflix’s misuse of his quotes once again this year.

“I don’t think it’s reflecting reality,” he said.

“I always find it strange where, for example, I finished P8 in France and I said ‘this was just like a win today’.

“I think I probably said that when we finished fifth in Austria or fourth in Japan, but not when I finished eighth in France.

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“These things feel strange, but I guess it’s part of the show. We can’t complain about being on such a high-viewed platform. I think it’s awesome.

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“No, I don’t complain about that, but I don’t want to make it sound like I’m happy with P8. I want to win. I don’t want to finish in eighth but it’s fine for those kinds of things.”

After clear the air talks with Netflix, Max Verstappen has returned in the recent season of Drive to Survive, having not given a single interview for season 4.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has also expressed his discontent over the new season of Drive to Survive, meaning that more talks with Netflix will likely be in the works with regards to their story telling tendencies.