‘I wonder what promises they made’: Max Verstappen returns to Drive to Survive

Max Verstappen is set to return to 'Drive to Survive' after holding positive talks with the bosses of the hit Netflix docuseries.

Double World Champion Max Verstappen is set to return to Formula 1 Netflix docuseries ‘Drive to Survive’, after not featuring in the fourth season of the show.

Netflix posted a teaser trailer for the upcoming fifth season of the series, which is set to tell the story of the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Fans were quick to react to the Dutchman featuring in the trailer, with many wondering what had been agreed to between the driver and the series itself, to get his return.

Twitter user @fastpitstop said: “I wonder what promises they made to Max to get him back after he called it a fake show lol.”

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@kxingdemix added: “DTS producers are so happy to have Max back that they make him a highlight.”

Most were left incredibly excited by seeing the 25-year-old in the trailer, given that he previously hit out at the show for creating false rivalries and fake storylines.

@grace07490780 explained: “Max Verstappen actually in Drive to Survive this season I’m too intrigued to see what he even says…now I gotta watch.”

@LV26KS posted: “I might actually give a chance to Drive to Survive season 5 just to see how Max Verstappen got portrayed.”

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Verstappen’s return to the series, though, has come after he held positive talks with the bosses of the series, something he revealed during the summer.

The reigning World Champion explained that he asked for the series to be “more realistic”, with the conversation itself having been “very good”.

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“I just sat together with them and I explained how I thought about it and what I thought went wrong in the past and it was actually a very good, quick little chat and we’ll try to improve from there,” Verstappen said.

“That’s all I’m asking for. That’s it just more realistic, at least from my side. I cannot control, of course, what they do with other drivers, but at least I want to be in control with what I’m releasing. That’s what we’re going to do.

“I hope, of course, that it’s going to be good, because I also understand that Netflix really helped a lot for the popularity, especially in the US, and I don’t mind playing a role in that but it needs to be good for both of us.”